Jewish Artist Center

The Jewish Artist Center was developed by Gabriel Bass as an opportunity for Jewish artists to learn from and work together. Our spacious studio houses every tool necessary for beginner to experienced artist to create in an efficient and comfortable manner. Jewish Artist Center staff is always available to guide you through the process of creation from design to technical training to assure that you are proud of the work you produce here. We offer a variety of opportunities for artists to be involved including membership in our data base, courses, residencies, apprenticeships, studio rentals, and a forum for artistic exploration.

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Artists: Gabriel Installs a Ner Tamid in the Abayudaya Synagogue


Artists are invited to participate in the Jewish Artists Center in a variety of ways. Sign up is free and allows artists to enter into our data base for partnerships with other members, use of the forum for assistance and inspiration, studio rental access, apprenticeship and artist-in-residence opportunities. Membership is currently free and features link to your website. Sign up now.

Courses: Mark Lehman displays a finished piece/


The Jewish Artist Center offers a variety of courses for the beginning to expert craftsmen in carpentry, carving, glass blowing, glass bead-making, jewelry, and metal work. We have developed a unique way of teaching that focuses attention on each student based upon their abilities and goals. Weekly, intensive, and accredited courses are available year round. More information regarding our current selection of courses and workshops.

Studios: An example of joinery techniques


Enter our virtual studio to watch a variety of woodworking, glass, and metal techniques. Our 400 square meter studio are equipped with state-of-the-art and alluring hand tools. Gabriel and his team of skilled Jewish craftsmen build every project with the finest raw materials and have developed unique techniques for production of contemporary and traditional design. Watch our craftsmen at work through educational videos, photos, and text in our Virtual Studios.

Contact Us

The Jewish Artist Center looks forward to hearing from you. Please contact us to register for classes, artist opportunities, or to arrange a time to visit the studio. Contact Us

Visit Us

Jewish Artist Center is located on Moshav Mata, in the beautiful surroundings of the Jerusalem foothills in Israel. We extend an open invitation to tour the art studios, visit the art gallery, watch artists at work, and hear more about our vision. We also offer custom tours, artist demonstrations, and mini-workshops. Please contact us by email or phone to arrange a time to visit.

Jewish Artist Center

Moshav Mata, Israel Hours: 9am–5pm IST

Making Glass Handles

This video demonstrates the technique used at Custom Carving for making knobs and handles from borosilicate glass on a torch. We make all the handles for our furnishings and sell the handles separately for those who want to...

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