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With cut metal and paper, Melanie strives to create striking and complex impressions, uniting traditional motifs with contemporary themes, balancing the flow of lines with the depth of space. She enjoys 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, her 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 NICHE Award in the category of Judaica. This piece and others from the collection are sold in museum shops and fine arts galleries across the country. All of Melanie's work is crafted in the USA.

Melanie's artistic work began in 1994 with the creation of a ketubah for her own wedding. She draws inspiration from the countryside of Illinois, where she lives with her family.

Champaign, Illinois

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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.


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!!


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.


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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Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit - Summer 2018
Cohen Hillel at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - April 2018
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York

September 2017 - July 2018 - Home(less)

American Guild of Judaic Art - online exhibition - March 2017 - February 2018

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa - July - September 2017

Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York

September 2016 - June 2017 - Paint by Numbers

Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL - September 2016 - March 2017

Voices of Wisdom

Sinai Temple, Champaign, IL - 2009, 2013, 2016

Tufts Hillel Center, Medford, MA - Fall 2013-Summer 2014

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 Institute, 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

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



Some of my custom clients include:

Anshei Shalom, West Hempstead

Anti-Defamation League

C-U Jewish Federation

Camp Ramah


Hillel Foundation

Israel Cancer Research Fund

Judiska Forsamlingen, Stockholm

The Moriah School

Women of Reform Judaism


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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