Amalia Flaisher's functional glass art includes sustainable handmade glassware, Judaica home décor, and garden chimes.
Her Judaica collection includes challah boards hand-painted with her one-of-a-kind mixed colors, Shabbat candleholders, menorahs, and items to celebrate the rituals of Jewish life. Her uniquely beautiful dreidels are made from repurposed recycled glass, as are many of her other items. Amalia's glass art also includes tzedakah boxes, mezuzot, and glassware to celebrate Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, and Pesach.
Amalia handcrafts her glassware using kiln-formed glass molds and kiln techniques. Each piece is hand-painted with special glass enamels and then kiln-fired to enable the enamels to fuse. Many of Amalia's pieces feature her signature Tree of Life, which serves as a symbol of strength and growth in all aspects of life. Her "Tree of Life" wall arts are created in a variety of colors.
The artist's diverse training in graphic design, metalsmithing, photography and silk painting led her to glass as an intriguing art medium. Impressionism greatly influences her style, and the colors of nature and the environment are recurrent themes in Amalia's work. "Each one of my pieces takes on a unique and different look depending upon the angle in which the light penetrates or refracts off the glass." Amalia's dynamic use of color collections and delicate design can find a place in any home. She loves to create functional art so you can ENJOY it. Her collection includes platters, bowls, vases, clocks, wall art, and more.
Amalia is also happy to customize her art.
Sand and Water Creations can be found in over 100 retailers and specialty gift shops across the country. Her passion and innovation continue to grow as she travels and sells her work, meeting the people whom her art has touched. Amalia lives in Litchfield, NH, and came to the United States by way of Romania and Israel.