An Interview with the Artist from Sand and Water Creations in Glass, Amalia Flaischer

How is your case made? I hand make my 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. 

What was the inspiration for the design? By combining my graphic design background and love of design with my passion for working with glass, I am able to create unique pieces of glass art. My family is a combination of many different cultures that have influenced her art, especially her grandmother Marie Glaser. My diverse training in graphic design, metalsmithing, photography, and silk painting led me to glass as an intriguing art medium. Impressionism greatly influences my style, and the colors of nature and the environment are recurrent themes in my work.

Tell us about your Jewish Journey My Jewish journey has spanned non-observance to Modern Orthodox observance, and now very comfortably sitting somewhere in between. 

Tell us about where you are from. I live in Litchfield, NH, and came to the United States by way of Romania and Israel. 

What is your favorite material/medium to work with? I am inspired by the beauty of nature and try to translate its various nuances into beautiful glassware. What do you think is special about a mezuzah? A mezuzah makes a thoughtful gift for a housewarming, holiday, Jewish engagement, Jewish wedding, or any time gift. It Is suitable Indoors or outdoors in a sheltered place. For your home or as a gift, a mezuzah will add a touch of art to the home.