5 Favorite Menorahs for a Handmade Hanukkah 2020
Handmade ceramic menorahs are perfect for this year. Here are five versions, some deliciously wacky, all ready to celebrate Hanukkah from December 10 – and also to enjoy whenever candlelight is needed.
Above: Brooklyn ceramic artist Rachel Pots attaches nine hand-thrown vases to form her iconic menorahs. “The bottles that make up the ceramic Menorah [$160] remind us of the unique oil bottle or barrel in Hanukkah history, ”she says. Her Judaica line is available at Food52 – alas, the menorah is currently sold out – and at her studio, where menorahs are made to order in four to six weeks.
Above: The JST B. Zippy Menorah modular stoneware, $ 200, can be arranged in different patterns in a cluster or row. Made by Bari Ziperstein, it is from Judaica Standard Time, a playful new line dedicated to “exploring the space between faith and design”.
Above: Our friend Michele Quan makes some of the most eye-catching menorah around. This one is the MQuan Constellations Menorah, $ 345. Of her featured iconography, she writes: “A First Nations artist once told me, ‘All we need to know is in the sky’, and sometimes when you look at the sky it can be. cut to the bone. It is this moment, in the midst of all of this, that I try to convey.
Above: Ceramicist Virginia Sin describes her new $ 110 Stacke Menorah as “elegant and brutalist.” It does this in two finishes: “speckled” (shown here) and black.
Above: The JST X ANK Ceramics Menorah, $ 180, is a collaboration between Judaica Standard Time and Ank Ceramics of Camden, Maine. It is available in two enamels: Sparrow (shown here) and Squid Ink.
Also to discover: Via Maris, a new line of Judaica, menorahs and candles included.
Here are some favorite menorahs and candle holders: