The Shop

My name is Miri Orenstein. I’m an Israeli artist and designer living in Los Angeles.

I have been exploring my artistic voice since I was a kid. In the early years, my main interest was studying and drawing the faces of the people around me. After my mandatory military service, I wanted to deepen my education in the field of photography. My studies led me to discover an obsession with natural light, shapes, and compositions. Upon graduation from the Wizo academy, I started my Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in Jerusalem. For those four years I kept working on my drawings, starting from realistic portraits and evolving into my illustrated minimalist style.

Post-graduation, I worked for a couple of years in graphic design in Tel Aviv. Feeling like a fish out of water, I realized that this desk job was only a temporary stop on my journey.

I moved to New York, looking for some new way to cultivate my creativity. I came across a small pottery studio and decided to give it a go. After only a few weeks, I was deeply immersed in the art of ceramics. Working with a raw material like clay forced me to leave my comfort zone and take a leap onto new ground, which has changed my modes of thought and practice. Ever since I began to concentrate on ceramics, my work has become much more intuitive, honest, and true to itself.

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The Process

All of the ceramics are wheel thrown or hand-built with hand painted illustrations. Every piece is a bit different as a way of a small hand made production. In addition, all the women's illustrations on top of the ceramics are a bit different in each one which promising that the piece that you will receive is one of a kind!

The hand made prints made with block printing technique, which is a process of carving the negative and stamping with specials inks for etch purpose. The digital prints are printed on a great quality papers that picked carfully by me.

Me

I’m a designer, Illustrator and ceramist based in New York, originally from Haifa, Israel. In 2010 I got my photography diploma from Wizo design academy and in 2015 I received my visual communications degree from Bezalel academy of art. after I graduated I worked as a designer and Illustrator in the top branding studios in Tel Aviv and worked with a leads companies and brands. in 2016 I made a change and moved to New York. That big change made me driven to look for a new ways for expressive my own creative and style and this is how I stepped into the ceramic world. This days I'm an associate artist in Brickhouse Ceramics Center where I'm working and developing my ceramics collections.