From fine jewelry to breastplates and rimmonim, Rachel Rowen’s silversmithing is characterized by fluid design and originality, modern yet redolent of the past, sometimes incorporating scriptural or Talmudic verses. Aside from the usual ceremonial objects for home and synagogue, her work includes unusual items: a Torah reader’s place marker, yad with detachable magnifying glass, a honey dipper. Her techniques range from crocheting silver wire to weaving silver bands, from twisting rods and wires to raising oval bowls or anticlastic candlesticks. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, and a graduate of Yale University, she now lives and works in Raanana, Israel.
Ceremonial objects, Synagogue art, Holiday, Silver, Hand crafted, Shabbat, Hanukkah, Torah, Tallit, Sukkot