Courses by instructor: Claire Sherman
Claire Sherman creates ceramic sculpture, quilts, and Jewish ritual objects out of clay, paper, and fabric. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, with a BFA in ceramics, she spent a year in Israel, where she learned about hamsas from other artists. She has taught art workshops in paper cutting, quilting, and Jewish ritual objects for adults and children throughout California. Claire lives in Berkeley with her architect husband and two artistic daughters. Visit her website at http://www.claireshermanart.com.
Exploring the Hamsa: A Hands on Workshop
A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the "evil eye," frequently worn as jewelry. Made by both Jews and Muslims, it is found all over the Middle East, but is older than either ...