Esther Knobel

Jewelry designer Esther Knobel is very connected to the mind and hand correlation as it relates to the creative process. The act of “making,” craftsmanship, and artisanal skills are very important to her. Born in Poland in 1949, Knobel grew up in Israel and received a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. She went on to receive an MFA from the Royal College of Art, London.

Knobel likes to work in found objects, mixed media and organic ephemera, such as fresh flowers. Her techniques of choice are enameling, assemblage, electroforming, and textiles utilizing unusual materials such as knitting in metal. Knobel’s jewelry ranges from evoking a sense of the playfulness to being emotionally touching.

She has won many jewelry design awards including the Andrea Bronfman Prize for the Arts in 2007 and The Francoise van den Bosch Prize in 1994. Knobel’s work resides in museums worldwide including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Art and Design, New York, the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

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