The Glass museum is the Freedman family's dream come true. Gideon Freedman
has been a hot glass craftsman since the year 1995. He is a remarkable artist
and an exception in his field he is able to create three dimensional sculptures
that shift their shape and statement when the viewer circles around it. Gideon
wanted to build a home for Israeli glass artists and creates an artistic and
educational Israeli center for this wonderful field of glass sculpturing.
In the year 2003 the museum was opened for the general public. In the year 2007
a gallery for varying exhibitions was opened. And with it the society of"
glass and anything related to it" and began its activity, the society
gathers all of the Israeli glass artists and every couple of months the gallery
exhibits varying exhibitions.
Gideon Freedman sculptures with recycled glass by means of templates, combined of solid material and powder, which Gideon
invented for his purposes. He works with a stove, that he built and customized
for his special work and he finishes with a burner for the finishing touches of
the design of the sculpture. He works with various work methods: dropping the
glass in the template –"slamping", melting the glass into one- "fusing"
(1/2 fusing) and casting.
All of his sculptures are three dimensional. In order to enjoy the work and
what it has to offer you need to walk around it surrounding it and looking at
it from different perspectives, in most cases there is a one of a kind internal
dialog between the sculpture and its observer and each side tells a different
and personal story.
What is in the museum?
Two permanent exhibition halls exhibiting the
works of artist Gideon Freedman, a gallery for varying exhibitions of the society
"glass and anything related", a work shop for creating your own
sculptures from recycled glass, a conference room and a gallery shop in which
you purchase practical glass art, the place has a men's room and a lady's room including
disabled facilities and an abundance of free parking. The visitor gets a guided tour, see's a short film about the art and the
resident artist and indulges in pure pleasure from observing the sculptures at
the compound and the special art, most of the sculptures are available for purchase.