Osnat Menshes

Tell us about yourself.

I was born and live in Israel. After a decade of being in managerial positions at leading business companies, including learning for B.A in Economics ( Tel Aviv University) and M.B.A ( Manchester University- Israel branch),I felt it is my time for a real change. It was summer of 2005, when I returned with my family back to Israel after several years abroad. I realized, it is the right moment to dedicate my life to my deep passion for the arts. I did not know yet that very soon, I would fall in love with the magic of glass art. I studied the various fields of art in glass, and chose to focus on fusing and later on in Pate De Verre. Over the years I have gained the knowledge by attending courses and workshops of Masters around the world, reading materials, and exploring in the studio. Today, in my studio “osnat glass art” I create and teach. My works participate in exhibitions in Israel and internationally, and are in private collections

What draws you to the material you work with?

I found the glass to be a fascinating raw material, full of mysterious and curious. Especially from the Pate De Verre methodology which allows me the flexibility of the glass and the expansion the game with color.

What themes do you pursue in your work, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?

My works are influenced by nature, and things around us, their connections and influences. Looking at shapes and colors

What is your dream project?

My Dream come true everyday I worked in my studio. Hope to continue to develop professionally and business for large and complex projects

Why are you a member of GAS?

I believe in collaborations, and happy to be part of an international community of glass makers and lover

 

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