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The most beautiful Hanukkah menorah was born today! I called it The Kotel, which in Hebrew means Western Wall. n. A remnant of the retaining wall that underlay the second Temple in Jerusalem. The Western Wall is now a site of pilgrimage, lamentation, and prayer by Jews. Also called Wailing Wall.
Jerusalem was destroyed and rebuilt nine times. And through it all, one symbol remained intact: the Western Wall.
Its crystal clear glass gives the piece the purity of faith and its thickness gives the piece the meaning of strength.
After the piece was designed in my head I took clay to mold each and every stone. Then I carved each stone mimicking the real ones. Later I covered the wall made out of clay with a mixture of plaster and silica to make a mold. Once the mold was ready I removed all the little pieces of clay from the inside and saw them transferred in the mold where I later filled in with glass.
The mold with the glass inside went to the kiln and stayed there for approximately 24 hours to become the strong Kotel.
Once I had a look at the piece and I was happy with it I polished the bottom and the top. Soon after Kotel went back to the kiln on top of a curvy slumping mold to give the wavy shape. When the last firing was finished I glued with UV and UV Lamp the 9 brass candle cups to become “The Kotel Menorah”, a Hanukkah Menorah.
Dimensions in inches: 12 x 5 x 1
Dimensions in cms: 30.5 x 12.7 x 2.54
Fits standard menorah candles (9 mm diameter). Candles are not included.
Important Note: How to clean was drops
Use a plastic credit card or plastic ruler to gently scrape wax drops off the menorah’s surface.
Very gently drip hot water over the menorah to remove remaining wax spots.
Find my artwork at Petroff Gallery in Toronto at https://www.petroffgallery.com/collections/marcela-rosemberg/products/the-kotel-menorah
Find more Hanukkah menorahs in the following link: https://marcelarosemberg.com/product-category/menorahs/
|Dimensions||12 × 7 × 5 in|
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