The Kotel Menorah's crystal clear glass gives the piece the purity of faith and its thickness gives the piece the meaning of strength.
After the piece was designed in my head I took clay to mold each and every stone. Then I carved each stone mimicking the real ones. Later I covered the wall made out of clay with a mixture of plaster and silica to make a mold. Once the mold was ready I removed all the little pieces of clay from the inside and saw them transferred in the mold where I later filled in with glass.
The mold with the glass inside went to the kiln and stayed there for approximately 24 hours to become the strong Kotel.
Once I had a look at the piece and I was happy with it I polished the bottom and the top. Soon after Kotel went back to the kiln on top of a curvy slumping mold to give the wavy shape. When the last firing was finished I glued with UV and UV Lamp the 9 brass candle cups to become “The Kotel Menorah”.
Dimensions in inches: 12 x 5 x 1
Dimensions in cms: 30.5 x 12.7 x 2.54
Fits standard menorah candles (9 mm diameter). Candles are not included.
About the Artist
Marcela Rosemberg, award-winning glass artist, has used the ocean and her Jewish faith are the main sources of inspiration in her sculptural and functional current work. Art has been a part of her for as long as she can remember.
Finding glass as a medium of expression was truly a blessing for Marcela. It was the key that opened the doors for her and her family into beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada from Buenos Aires, Argentina, 13 years ago allowing her to start a new journey. And even though she relocated to Cobourg, Ontario three years ago, her colours and designs are still standing strong on the East coast where she created a brand for herself.
Beauty, simplicity, elegance and functionality are essential components in Marcela Rosemberg’s designs. At her studio, she’s always looking for that special blend of colour and texture that leads her to each piece of art she carefully designs. She treats glass as if it were a human being, by respecting it and not pushing it. This allows her to understand its flow, displacement, behavior, and action up to its most intricate inner part… Its core. That is why Marcela always says: “Each time a piece leaves my studio I feel a little bit of my soul is going with it”.