Create and paint your own unique and functional art out of clay hewn from the Land of Israel.
Kiyor Studio, located just across from the main entrance to Machane Yehuda Market, offers unique ceramic workshops. Bring home a piece of the Holy Land, along with the spiritual sparks embedded within it.
Paint Your Own Artisanal Functional Art (1.5 hours)
Create your own piece of functional art on handmade sculptural bisque ware, made from the clay of the Holy Land. Choose from a beautiful selection of artisanal Judaica, tableware and giftware including mugs, cups & saucers, honey jars, tableware, kiddush cup sets, large serving pieces, and major pieces of Judaica, such as menorah, seder plate sets, havdalah sets and candlesticks.
This is a perfect activity for families and groups of up to 18. No experience needed. Suitable for children and adults ages 3 (really) and up. If you can hold a paint brush, you can do this.
Painting Parties & Events (1.5 hours)
Kiyor hosts amazing workshops and parties in its studio across from the Shuk, or at the venue of your choice for any occasion
- Bat/Bar Mitzvahs
- Rosh Chodesh Gatherings
Bat/Bar Mitzvah Workshop (1.5 hours)
A Unique and Meaningful Creative Experience to Celebrate a Bar or Bat mitzvah in Israel! Each person will paint their own kiddush cup or pair of candle sticks on organically shaped bisque ware that has been hand made from the actual clay of Israel’s earth. During the session, artist and master teacher Chaya Esther Ort shares inspiring insights, about what it means to reach this important milestone in Jewish life, and opens it up to an interactive discussion. Upon request, your pieces can be inscribed with a short inscription, such as ‘Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah’.
Talk & Shop (45 minutes)
Calling all tour guides and group leaders! Relax and enjoy a welcome respite from the rigors of touring the Nachlaot and the Shuk at Kiyor Studio for Ceramic Art, where everything is made of the clay of Israel’s sacred ground. Artist/owner Chaya Esther Ort welcomes you to the shaded courtyard of her studio, with refreshments, and a short, inspiring talk on art, spirituality and the Land of Israel. Each person gets a small lump of clay feel and play with as they relax and hear a little about the Kabbalah of clay. They are invited to browse the gallery of Chaya Esther’s original ceramic art, including Judaica, tableware, jewelry and giftware.
We celebrated a birthday with the whole family and had a wonderful time making beautiful pieces from clay! Chaya Esther was a pleasure to work with and I am happy to recommend her and her terrific studio!
Such an incredible hidden gem! I was blown away and inspired by Chaya Esther’s art and the passion she puts into it! We’re so happy to be able to display some of her pieces in our home!