Challah Plate 166 by Joy Stember Metal Arts Studio
Joy Stember creates this artistic, Challah plate. Challah is a special Jewish braided bread eaten on Sabbath and holidays. This plate is beautifully made from brass, with pewter letters embossed with the HaMotzi. It has acrylic on top of the brass to protect the letters.
Joy Stembers' Judaica is known for it's clean lines and contemporary qualities. Her pieces are made with pewter, brass, copper and silver.
Joy was a 2008 Rio Grande Saul Bell Design Awards Finalist and a 2010 & 2011 NICHE Awards finalist.
She was born in Melrose Park, PA. Her parents encouraged her from a young age to pursue the arts. Her father, a talented fine jewelry designer, was her mentor and she was his apprentice
Joy attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Elkins Park, PA where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM. She continued her education with summer workshops at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.