Stories are brought to life through clay art by Edna Piorko.
As a child, Edna Piorko dreamed of being a writer. She loved to read and imagine that she would write stories that others would love reading too. Today, she sees herself as an artist who tells stories through clay.
After working as a social worker in a men’s prison for 20 years, Edna saw the human soul at its beauty, its weakness, wisdom, and ugliness. She explains, "A variety of shapes and shades of the human faces burned into my soul and mixed
with the internal materials of my past and early memories. During a period of personal crisis, I happened to be in my son’s sculpture class. From the moment my hands met the clay, a special love story began. Creating in clay leads me to
inner peace, and unspeakable happiness and joy, so my artwork today is characterized by intense color, naïve motifs, and humor."
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This hand‑sculpted and hand‑painted ceramic house is made with rough clay with a heart in front and cloud on top.
This set includes one miniature house, one miniature lighthouse, and one miniature tree.
This set of miniatures includes five handmade miniature houses made with beautiful mixed clay and painted partly in a rustic style.
This little one-of-a-kind handmade miniature scene is made with clay and beach stone.
This is a miniature, handmade ceramic beach scene on natural stone from a beach in Israel.
This handmade and hand-carved menorah is inspired by idyllic landscape of the Galilee.
Inspired by Israeli homes in the Galilee, each beautiful, handmade mezuzah is a completely unique wall piece made with yellow clay, illustrating a morning view of a village in the Galilee.
This one-of-a-kind, handmade sculpture is made with beige clay and painted with manganese oxide.
This large, handmade ceramic Hamsa makes beautiful wall décor.
This one-of-a-kind, handmade pottery is made with rough white clay, decorated with a part of the human face which covers a little more than have the bowl.
This is a one-of-a-kind, handmade ceramic pendant made of beautiful mixed clay.
A ceramic pendant with black leather string, this necklace features a human face carved in white clay, painted with several ceramic colors, some in matte and some with shine.
This lovely house pendant necklace is made of yellow clay, carved and meticulously painted.