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Laura Cowan

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TeL AVIV, ISRAEL

Contemporary Judaica designer and Jewish artist Laura Cowan began her career in London after graduating in Silversmithing and Jewelry at London Guildhall University. She now brings her unique ideas to the field of Judaica, working from her design studio and workshop in Tel Aviv, Israel. All Laura’s products are original handcrafted pieces, including Passover Seder Plates, Shabbat candlesticks, modern Menoras, Kiddush Cups and many different mezuzah designs. Each piece is beautifully boxed making it an ideal gift. Laura’s fresh ideas contribute to a new wave of exciting Judaica design, shaking up the traditional Jewish gift market and generating worldwide interest. Her work is exhibited in galleries and museums around the world including The Jewish Museum in New York, The Vienna Jewish Museum and the Spertus Museum in Chicago. 

Laura says, “In my mezuzah designs I use a simplified, pure rocket shape as a symbol of modernity. Each piece is given a further identity by the type of metal and finish chosen. For example, a mezuzah with a matt surface on white metal accentuates the futuristic look, while a distressed or antiqued brass finish adds an unexpected juxtaposition of past and future. I work on each contemporary mezuzah design adjusting the chemical concentration, timing and temperature until I have achieved the right shade or texture for that piece.”