Katya Izabel Filmus CVAcademic Appointments:
2007-09 Lecturer on BA courses, Ceramic & Glass Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
2008-09 BA Glass & Ceramics Course Leader, Design Faculty, Shenkar College for Engineering and Design. Tel-Aviv
2004-08 Lecturer on BA courses in Sculpture, Ceramics and Glass, The Shenkar College for Design, Faculty of Design, Tel-Aviv
2008 Visiting Artist, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
2002-04 Sculpture Teaching Assistant. Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
Education and Qualifications:
2010 M.A Glass (Distinction); University of Sunderland, UK
2007 Hot Casting with Mitchell Gaudet; The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey
2006 Hot Casting with Nancy Blair; Pilchuck Glass School, WA, USA
1998-02 B.F.A; Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Department of Ceramics & Glass.
1996- 98 ‘Qualified Art Instructor’ Diploma; Tel-Aviv Art Centre; The Ministry of Culture &
Education. Specialisation: Ceramics and Sculpture.
Scholarships & Awards:
2009 Stanly Picker Trust education scholarship
2008 Pilchuck Glass School, EAiR program, Two month residency. USA
2008 Gaffer Glass Sponsorship, New Zealand.
1998 Tel-Aviv Art Centre scholarship - awarded for exceptional achievement
Teaching and work experience:
2011 Self employed artist, National Glass Centre Studio, Sunderland, UK
2009-2011 Primary glass caster for The National Glass Centre
2010 A Level, Glass. National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
Specialist casting advisor and kiln caster. National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
2005-09 Freelance designer and professional glass adviser, awarded an honorary studio at the Yuval-Susan Foundation, Jerusalem
2008 9 week ceramics summer camp, project leader. NJ camps, USA
2002-05 Instructor and designer, glass department, Yuval-Susan Foundation for
rehabilitation of youth at risk.
2002-06 Ceramics and Sculpture Instructor for children and adults at Ramot Alon & Bhaka Community Centres, Jerusalem
2002-03 Director of the Centre of Visual Arts, Ramot Alon Community Centre, Jerusalem.
2001 Director of Art Summer Camp, ALIN Hospital, Jerusalem.
1999-00 Ceramics and Art Teacher. Ben Yeuda Elementary School for children with special
educational needs, Jerusalem.
2011 Israeli Glass Biannale, The Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2010 Friends’ Plinth, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
2010 Biscuit Factory Gallery, Newcastle, UK
2010 Bede’s World Museum, Jarrow, UK
2009 EAiR show, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, USA
2008 EAiR show, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA
2005 Only Glass, Jerusalem House of Quality gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
2003 Body Suit, The Jerusalem Fair for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Israel
2002 BA graduate show, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel
1998 Figures, Jaffa Art Gallery, an exhibition of emerging artists, Jaffa, Israel
University Of Sunderland, UK
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, UK
AxoNobel, International Paint, Limited, UK
Stanely Picker Trust, London, UK
Private collections in Israel, Hong Kong, France, UK and USA
Selected Public Commissions:
2011 Large cast murals for ‘Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital’ Newcastle, UK
2010 Casting projects for major airports worldwide – Glenfiddich. Including Heathrow T5,
Frankfurt, Dubai, Manchester, Hong Kong, Singapore
2010 Mural glass panel, Mortimer Community College, South Shields, UK
2005 Public benches, Ramot Alon, Jerusalem Art Council
Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish