Born 1951, Germany.
Married + 3 daughters.
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1974.
Certified Clinical Psychologist, 1982.
Ceramic artist with own studio since 1986.
Work on the wheel as well as free-style work in my own technique, producing mainly non-functional abstract forms.
Member of the ceramics cooperative gallery “Shlush Shloshim”, Tel-Aviv, since 1992. Member of the Israel Ceramic Art Association and of ICCA, Austria.
Member of the International Academy of Ceramics, IAC, since 2011.
 

Solo Shows:
 1994: Gallery Shlush Shloshim, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 1998: “The way of the clay”, Gallery Shlush Shloshim, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2000: “Carriers”, Gallery Shlush Shloshim, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2004: “Vessel-Non-Vessel”, Gallery Shlush Shloshim, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2006: “Erosion”, Ceramics Museum Aharon Kahana, Ramat-Gan, Israel.
 2009: “Un-Ruhe”, Gallery Periscope, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2009: HI TOUCH Gallery, Herzliya Pituach, Israel.
 

Group Shows:
 1990: “Vessels”, Ceramics Museum Beit-Kahana, Ramat-Gan, Israel.
 1992: “Containers”, Shlush Shloshim Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 1993: Exhibition for the opening of the new Gallery Shlush Shloshim, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 1998: “The way of Clay”, 50 years of Israeli Ceramics, Ceramics
             Museum Aharon Kahana, Ramat-Gan, Israel.
 1998: “Israeli and International Ceramics of the 20th Century”, Sotheby’s,
            Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 1999: “14 together”, Performing Arts Center, Rishon Letzion, Israel.
 1999: “The Bowl”, Gallery Shlush Shloshim, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2000: “Potters set the Table”, Ceramics Museum Aharon Kahana, Ramat-Gan, Israel.
 2000: “Mugs”, Khankin Gallery, Holon, Israel.
 2000: “The Vase- whereto?”, Khankin Gallery, Holon, Israel.
 2000: “Lipton Tea in an artistic mirror”, Gallery Shlush Shloshim, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2000: “The first Israel Ceramics Biennale”, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2001: “Plates”, Khankin Gallery, Holon, Israel.
 2001: “Line, Form, Color”, Gallery Beit-Weill, Kfar-Shmaryahu, Israel.
 2002: “The Second Israel Ceramics Biennale”, Eretz-Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2002: “22 Hands”, Gallery Shlush Shloshim, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2003: “Line, Form, Color”, Gallery Beit-Weill, Kfar-Shmaryahu, Israel.
 2003: “13/20/20”, Ceramics Design Gallery Tirtza Yallon-Kolton, Shoeva, Israel.
 2003: “Al-Fakhura”, Art Gallery Um-El-Fakhem, Israel.
 2003: “T-Pots”, Tel-Hai Gallery, Tel-Hai, Israel.
 2004: “Makom”, Gallery Shlush Shloshim, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2004: “The Third Israel Ceramics Biennale”, Eretz-Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2005: “Hommage to Palestinian Pottery”, Museum Ein-Harod, Ein-Harod, Israel.
 2005: “Red”, Khankin Gallery, Holon, Israel.
 2005: “The Stand and its Vessel”, Municipal Gallery, Metulla, Israel.
 2005: “Stilitus”, Gallery Shlush Shloshim, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2006: “CUP”, Ceramics Gallery Tirtza Yallon-Kolton, Shoeva, Israel.
 2006: “Sachaff-Erosion”, Museum Beit Aharon Kahana, Ramat- Gan, Israel.
 2006: “The Fourth Israel Ceramics Biennale”, Museum Eretz Israel, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2006: “In- Box”, Gallery Shlush Shloshim”, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2007: “Motion”, Gallery Shlush Shloshim, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2007: “On the Shelf”, Municipal Gallery, Metulla, Israel.
 2008: “In the Steps of the Philistines”, Museum Ashdod, Ashdod, Israel.
 2008: “The pottery of Chado”, Tea bowls and Teacups from the David Glueck
            Collection,Yechiel Nahari Museum of Far Eastern Art, Israel.
 2008: “The Fifth Israel Ceramics Biennale”, Museum Eretz-Israel, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 2008: Show of International Ceramics, Fuping, China.
 2009: Show of International Ceramic Art, “Cebiko”, Icheon, Korea.
 2009: Participant in exhibition at 2009 CEBIKO- International Ceramics Biennale Korea.
             Honorable Mention.

2010:” Half-Half: the project”, Szombathely Museum, Hungary.

2010: “Israeli Design Today”, Holon Municipal Museum, Israel.

2010: “Vase-now”, Artist House, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2010: “Masters show”, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, Australia.

2010: “27th Gold Coast Ceramics Award Competition”, Gold Coast City Gallery, Australia.

2010: “Design following the Chinese elements”, Raanana City Gallery, Israel.

2011: “6th Israel Ceramics Biennale”, Museum Haaretz, Tel-Aviv.

2011: “Move”, Opera House, Tel-Aviv.

2011: “Whose Earth is it anyway?”, opening exhibition of the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Centre Gallery.

2012: "Earth Voices", Museum Wilfried Israel, Hazorea, Israel.

2012:" UNICUM" 2d Ceramics Triennale 2012, Maribor, Slovenia.

2012: Member's exhibition at IAC Conference in Santa Fe, U.S.A.

 

Curatorial Work:
2004-2006: 6 shows of Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Ceramics at Beit-Weill Theatre, Kfar-Shmaryahu, Israel.
Guest editor of the Nr. 14 issue of “1280c”, the Israel Ceramics Magazine, on “Collecting-Collections-Collectors”.
Member of the Exhibitions Committee of the Israel Ceramics Association and member of the Executive Committee (past 8 years till 2006).

Member of the steering committee of the new “Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Centre”.

Articles:
“Pushing from within: new works by Ester Beck”, Ceramics Art and Perception, Nr.71, 2008.
“Lebensstrudel: Keramik von Ester Beck”, KeramikMagazinEuropa,
Nr.6/2009.
"Movement in Matter", Ceramics Art and Perception, Nr.79, 2010.

"Abstracting the Vessel", Ceramics Ireland, Nr. 26, 2010.

Residencies:
Gallery at Um-El-Fachem, 2003, Jewish and Arab Ceramists working together.
IWCAT 2007, Tokoname, Japan.
Watershed, 2009, Maine, USA. Grant from AIDA

.-Symposium “Half-Half”, ICCA, Kecskemet, Hungary, 2009.

 Aidashed, Givat Haviva, Israel, 2012.
 

Symposia:
Symposium “Half-Half”, ICCA, Kecskemet, Hungary, 2009.
CLAY ENERGY, Gulgong, Australia, demonstrator, 2010.

Design by: Studio 40, 054-8014040