Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Chanukah, Katya Apekina style

When ceramic artist Katya Apekina arrived in the US from Russia, she was virtually unknown here. We purchased one of her works, this pretty Chanukah menorah, in 1992. At the time, most of her pieces were quite small. One of her friends, Francis Putnoi, was introducing her to the art world and advised her to produce larger pieces. She made many of those, some of which are on display as the decor in Newton's Cafe St. Petersburg. Since then she has become very popular. Katya also makes pieces for table tops and other settings, often with a Jewish theme. Here is her website.

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