Abby Maeir: Fused Glass & Kishroniya, With Machon & Nivonim

Pictured here are the Machon and Nivonim participants in the intensive Fused Glass Kishroniya section over 2 1/2 days with Abby Maeir, an artist & art educator (see bio, below).  She is incredibly enthusiastic about being at camp in general and Palmer in particular.  She loves teaching, and the dynamic and engaging atmosphere here.  The friendly and low-key people involved with the Ramah camps enhance her experience.  She would be happy teaching at camp all year!

These beautiful finished pieces have Judaic themes including Torah, Hakarat HaTov (gratitude) which is our camp-wide theme this summer, and Mezuzot.  Some chanichim (campers) made beautiful, personalized necklaces, and most generously fashioned dazzling mezuzot covers that will be hung around the doorways of Palmer (photo, above)!

Here is a description of her workshop: Have you ever wanted to create your own Judaic masterpiece? Now is your chance when you join glass artist and educator Abby Maeir for an interactive hands-on glass fusing workshop. You’ll design and create your own mezuzah by strategically placing & layering pieces of colored glass, which will be fused into your very own piece of art.  Your beautifulmezuzah will be a keepsake to cherish or give away as a special gift.  No previous glass experience is necessary.

Abby Maeir is a Chicago-based artist & art educator whose passion for the arts dates back to her youth when she vividly recalls creating woven potholders and box-stitched lanyards at the Pittsburgh JCC.  Abby embraces all types of art but focuses on teaching Kiln Formed Glass (aka Fused Glass) and Hand-Stamped Metalwork to children and adults as well as facilitating team-building workshops that inspire confidence and creativity.   Abby is an Artist-in-Residence at camps across the country including Ramah Wisconsin, Ramah Darom and Ramah Day Camp (suburban Chicago) where she inspires both campers & staff to create colorful, one-of-a-kind glass and metal pieces.  Abby believes there’s an “inner artist” in all of us and is excited to welcome you to her workshops.



Categories: Kishroniyah, Machon, Nivonim