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With cut metal and paper, I strive to create striking and complex impressions, uniting traditional motifs with contemporary themes, balancing the flow of lines with the depth of space. I enjoy integrating Hebrew text in design, bringing out the beauty of the letters and the essence of their message.

Compositions include tableware, Judaica, intricate sculptures and framed art. In metal, my pieces are designed to be viewed from all angles. Once lasercut, they are brushed, glass-blasted, or anodized to a smooth finish to achieve functionality, utility, and beauty.

The Spring Seder Plate, cut from stainless steel, won the 2010 NICHE Award in the category of Judaica. This piece and others from my collection are sold in museum shops and fine arts galleries across the country. All of my work is crafted in the USA.

My artistic work began in 1994 with the creation of a ketuba for my own wedding. I draw inspiration from the countryside of Illinois, where I live with my husband and three children.

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217-356-8063

info@dankowicz.com

Champaign, Illinois

             

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CUSTOMER COMMENTS

Our ketubah arrived yesterday and it is BEAUTIFUL! It literally took my breath away.  I am so happy with it.  Thanks for helping to make our wedding so so so special.  We will cherish it forever.
Johanna and Greg, New York

I am completely speechless – the dreidel I purchased is simply spectacular…my wife nearly was in tears when she opened the package.  I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to purchase and have a piece of your art.   I hope to be able to purchase again from you in the future.
George, NY

We just opened the Forest Ketubah, and it is absolutely spectacular.  The papercut is magnificent in all its intricate detail, and the Hebrew font is just beautiful.  The silver backing also turned out to be a perfect choice.  We could not be happier about how the Ketubah turned out. Our sincere and special thanks for your efforts and incredible artistic talent.
Beth, Milwaukee

It is the most beautiful piece I have ever seen. My daughter has a collection of seder plates... yours is by far the best.
Norm

WOW IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for everything! Yayyyuyyyayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
Anna & Orion

You are amazing!!  I just came home from work and we opened the ketubah right away...we LOVE it!!  It is so soft and subtle and beautiful...couldn't have asked for anything more! Is it too late to call? Lots of love and gratitude for creating something very special for us!
Marni & Tuan, Rockville

Thank you for the most beautiful Ketubah I could have ever imagined!!
Allison

Just love the trivet! It is even better in person! Just love the elegance it helped create on my set table. Noticed and admired by all.
Barb2222

I just wanted you to know how much he loved the book ends!!!! They are perfect!! Thank you for rushing it and making sure it got here in time!!! I look forward to do business with you again!!
Jen, Baltimore

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WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS AND EXHIBITS

Tufts Hillel Center, Medford, MA - Fall 2013-Summer 2014
Sinai Temple, Champaign, IL - Summer 2013
University of Illinois Laboratory High School, Urbana, IL - Spring 2013
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston, IL – November 2012
 Anne Lloyd Gallery, Decatur, IL – Summer 2012
Camp Ramah New England,
Palmer, MA – Summer 2012
Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL - Fall 2011
Gomez Mill House, Marlborough, NY – Summer 2011
Saint Vincent Gallery, Latrobe, PA – Spring 2010
Jewish Folk Arts Festival, Rockville, MD – Fall 2002-4, 2010
Sinai Temple, Champaign, IL – Spring 2009
Jewish Community Center, Baltimore, MD - Fall 2005
Art Panonia, Blacksburg, VA – Spring & Fall 2003
Beth Israel Synagogue, Roanoke, VA – Spring 2002
Studio on the Square, Roanoke, VA – Spring 2000
Grenljusbacken, Stockholm, Sweden – Spring 1999
Stockholm Jewish Community Center, Stockholm, Sweden – Spring 1997


CLIENTS

Some of my custom clients include:
Anshei Shalom, West Hempstead
Anti-Defamation League
C-U Jewish Federation
Camp Ramah
Hallmark
Hillel Foundation
Israel Cancer Research Fund
Judiska Forsamlingen, Stockholm
Women of Reform Judaism


PRESS

Chai and Home, 2014
Jewish Woman Mag., 2013
Kveller.com, 2013
Evite.com 2013
New York Times, 2012
Dailydot.com, 2012
Epicurious.com, 2011
Jewish Woman Magazine, 2011
Forward Newspaper, 2008
Bat Omanut, 2006

 

 

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