Menorah 132 Negev by Joy Stember Metal Arts Studio
Joy Stember creates this artistic, Negev menorah. Inspired by her trip to Israel in January of 2010, this menorah is Joy's interpretation of the hills she saw looking out over the Negev desert. It is made from fabricated pewter with two panels of large pebble texture elevated on either side of the form.
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.