About the Artist

Born in the US (1952), Rachel Rowen moved to Israel in 1975, shortly after receiving her B.A. from Yale University. Twenty years later, she returned to her childhood fascination with silversmithing and studied with Bezalel graduate Shalom Tubi. In 1996, she opened her own studio in Raanana, Israel. She was chosen as a finalist in the 1998 Havdalah Spice Container Competition of the Spertus Museum in Chicago.
While her primary interest is in Judaica, she also has an extensive collection of jewelry, showing her interest in a wide variety of techniques, ranging from application of textile techniques to silver, as in her macramé and mesh designs, to silversmithing techniques such as anti-clastic raising.
Rachel currently lives in Raanana, Israel, is mother to four wonderful children and twelve lovely grandchildren. She is married to Louis Halle Rowen, who has always been supportive of her in every way.