Meet WTP Artist Amy Gilron
Amy Gilron has just completed the etz-chayim, or rollers, for the Women's Torah. Amy was born in Chicago and educated at the University of Illinois, earning a Bachelor of Arts. She trained as a professional cabinetmaker at two trade schools in Norway and has worked as a cabinetmaker in both Israel and the United States.
In her studio in Beer Sheva, Amy creates original designs of Judaica and other functional items, using woods from all over the world, sometimes with accents of glass and metalwork. Recently she has also delved into silver work and jewelry making. She lives Beer Sheva, Israel, with her husband, children and dogs.
Amy writes, “It has been a pleasure constructing the Etz-Chayim Torah Rollers for the Women's Torah Project. I am honored to be among a group of such talented women.
I have been creating Judaica and functional wooden pieces for over 15 years, decorated with my signature multi-wood mosaic inlay. I use of 30 kinds of woods, all retaining their individual color and grain patterns. I make many pieces for celebrating Jewish life, both for the home or Synagogue, including Donor and Bar/Bat Mitzvah gifts, Tzedakah Boxes in many sizes, Megillah Cases, Candlesticks and much, much, more.
You can see my work by going to http://www.etz-ron.com. Hope to hear from you!”