The elegant ceramic vessel forms created by Avital Sheffer are both strong in presence and refined in their detail. Sheffer holds a deep engagement with her native country of Israel and it is the complexities inherent to Middle Eastern cultures, history and design that largely inform her work. Combining hand-forming techniques with a unique printing practise, the resulting forms embody an eloquence that pertains to knowledge exchange across cultures and nationalities. 

Avital Sheffer was born in 1954 and arrived in Australia in 1990. She graduated from TAFE Lismore NSW in 2004 with a Diploma in Cermaics. She is a Member of the International Academy of Ceramics.