is a Chemical Engineer scientist and a glass artist. She received her PhD in
Chemical Engineering in the discipline of plastic materials from the
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Yafit believes that playful
experimentation, and the excitement of finding out something, is at the heart
of both doing science and making art. She uses her scientific knowledge as a
tool to improve her artistic production.
Yafit's passion for art started when she was a little girl, creating with
different materials. As a glass artist she started out with stained glass,
then mastered the techniques of glass fusing, and quickly began experimenting
with metal, ceramic, and wood to create unique items in a single piece. Each
item is an original design and one of a kind.
and raised with Jewish identity, she finds it natural to make variety of
Judaica items such as menorahs, home blessings, mezuzahs, holiday plates,
Shabbat candle holders, Shabbat trays, Hamsas and glass wall hangings. Now working
from her Redmond home studio in Washington state, Yafit produces these pieces
one at a time and each is an individual character.
She hopes you enjoy her art as much as she enjoys