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Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Meirah Brezner. I live in Kiriyat Tivon (it’s a small town near Haifa), Israel. I am married and have three children. We live in a house surrounded by a garden. Behind the house there is a steep valley and small hill that’s all covered with lot of trees and bushes. My studio room windows are looking at that view.
As an adult I studied art, to be an art teacher. I didn’t become an art teacher, however I enjoyed the studies very, very much. During and after the studies what I enjoyed the most was leather work, and needlepoint work. It was free form needlepoint, with no pre-designing, stitching with a flow of threads and stitches to achieve an interesting composition. It was really a very creative work, and held to my opinion the whole philosophy of being creative, finding /searching always for new ways, directions, colors combinations and interesting and unique compositions. It was a wonderful way to show my artistic skills.
|Some years ago my eyes fell on a newspaper ad for a three day workshop in glass fusing. I didn’t know what fusing was. I took that workshop, which gave the basics, and just fell in love with the technique, endless possibilities and the glass itself which is different from the clear window glass that everyone knows. It is special glass that can be fused, there are many colors, and some have patterns like waves of colors. |
After this workshop, I started making fused glass, I also making glass beads, painting on glass, mosaic and now I am studying stained glass.
|What or who inspires you in your crafting and/or your life?|
I think I get inspired by nature, trees, flowers and colors that surrounds us.
Why do you create?
I have to create and cannot live without it. I just love it.
|What other interests do you have? |
I love gardening, I like to plant seeds and watch them grow. I also collect seeds from trees, I have some trees which I grew from seeds. I also like walking by the beach, and collecting sea shells. I love sea shells. As a child I had quite a collection. Now I use them as a base or decoration for taking some of my jewelry pics! I love taking walks and seeing the beauty of nature, trees and flowers.
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