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Anat Shiftan

Biography to Display: 

UnknownBorn Israel


1980BA English Literature and Philosophy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

1984MA Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

1986MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art and Design, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


1999-2002Associate Professor Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, Israel

2003—Associate Professor, Studio Art Department, SUNY New Paltz, New York


Anat Shiftan extensively used unglazed white stoneware or porcelain to create her sculptures. Beginning in 2012-2013 she began to add color to the pieces. This has taken the form of an overall color or multiple colors on one piece. At about this same time gold luster began to appear on her work.

Anat Shiftan's inspiration is drawn from her observations of the ever changing natural world. She explores traditional still life in three dimensions with clay. 


Bibliography to Display: 

“First Kaolin Cup: China International Ceramic Art Contest and Exhibition”. Ceramics Art and Perception no. 83 (2011).

Mishori, Elik. Visual Israeliness, exhibition catalogue. Ra’anana, Israel: The Dorothy Rothschild Open University Campus, 2008.                                  

Pozo, Angelica. Hand Made Tiles, a Lark Ceramics Book. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., 2006.

____, Angelica. 500 Tiles: An Inspiring Collection of International Works. Asheville, NC:  Lark Books, 2008.

Walt, Irene and Grace Sera. Monogram, Art in the Stations. Detroit, MI: The Detroit People Mover, 2004. 


CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist


Typical Marks

"Anat Shiftan" in script with date, inscribed with permanent marker or ceramic pencil on back of tile or bottom of piece.

Flowers In White-Sculpture
Date: 2010
Materials: White Stoneware
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: No Decoration
Photo: Anat Shiftan
Photo: Anat Shiftan
Date: 2013
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified March 26, 2023.