biography

Prof. Deganit Stern Schocken 

 
Born 1947 in Kibbutz Amir, Israel
 
01.10.1998 Appointed Senior Teacher 
1998 – 2007 Head of Jewelry Design Department 
Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
 
 
Education
  
2000 – 2001     Middlesex University                                              London, UK
                         Masters of Arts with merit in Design  
1977 – 1978      Middlesex Polytechnic (Hornsey School of Art)     London, UK
                          Jewelry Design Department
 
1974 – 1976      Sir John Cass School of Art                                   London, UK
                          Jewelry Design Department

 

 

1972 – 1973  Bezalel Academy of Art and Design                 
                        Jewelry Design Department, Jerusalem, Israel
                            
1968 – 1972  Bezalel Academy of Art and Design                 
                        Department of Industrial Design and Environmental Design
                        'Bezalel Graduate'

 

Teaching & Management  

2008              Design
                      The Jewelery design departement
                      The textile design department
                      Shenkar College of Engineering and Design

1998-2007    Founder and Head of the Department of Jewelry Design
                      Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
                      Ramat-Gan, Israel

1997-98        Architecture
                      Interior Design Department
                      Ascola School of Design
                      Tel Aviv, Israel
                           
1994-95        Jewelry Design
                      Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
                      Ramat-Gan, Israel
                                                            
                      Artist in Residence 
                      Cite des Arts
                      Paris, France
                                            
1991-96        Jewelry Design and Decorative Arts
                      The Bloomfield College of Art and Design
                      Haifa, Israel.
 

1985-89        Jewelry Design
                      The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
                      Jerusalem, Israel. 

 

Visiting lecturer

1997    Industrial Design Department
            Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
            Jerusalem, Israel

1994    Parsons School of Art, Paris Branch
            Paris, France

1994    Royal College of Art        
            London, UK

1994    Schwabisch Gmund, Germany

Symposia & Conferences   

2008     Between Construction &Emotion –international
             Jewelery Conference Bratislava,
             Guest speaker, Slovakia                                                               

2007    "Women's Tales" conference,
             Museum of Fine Arts                                     
             Houston, TX, USA                                                                      

            Ars Ornata Europeana                                                                  
            Manchester, England
            Guest speaker

2006    The Multidisciplinary Program of the Arts,
            Tel Aviv University             
            Tel Aviv, Israel
            Guest speaker

            Motar conference: The Bible in Art,
            Tel Aviv University, Israel
            Guest speaker    

            Racine Art Museum Society meeting Racine,    
            Wisconsin, USA

2004   International Symposium - Jewelry Design                                  
            Lisbon, Portugal
            Guest speaker

            Conference of Israeli Ceramists Union
            at Eretz Israel Museum                
            Tel Aviv, Israel
            Guest speaker

2000    The Jewelry Seminar at Konstfack.                                   
            Stockholm, Sweden
            Guest speaker: Body & Sign – Urban Jewelry
 

            International Symposium - Jewelry &  Precious stone                    
            Turnov, Czech Republic
            Guest speaker

            International Enamel Symposium 2000                                        
            Bristol, England
            Artist workshops

            Sense of Wonder – Association for Contemporary Jewelry                  
            Birmingham, England
                         
1999   Ars Ornata Europeana – Krakow, Poland
           4th International Conference for artists & jewelry designers
           Guest speaker

           Ars Ornata Europeana - Barcelona, Spain
           4th International Conference for artists & jewelry designers

1994   Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Convention                                                                                 Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

 Public Professional Activities

2000 – 2007     member of the faculty committee at Shenkar
                         College of Engineering and Design

2000 – 2004     member of the Operating Committee for the           
                         Administration of Plastic Art
                         Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport

2003                 member of the professional jury
                         for the Design Awards

2000                 member of the professional jury             
                         for the Young Artist awards in Jewelry Design  

2003                member of the administrative committee
                        of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design

                        member of the professional jury for the San         
                        Paolo Biennale        

 

2002                member of the professional jury of the Architecture
                        Biennale in Venice
 
                        member of the Steering Committee for creating        
                        the Israeli Design Museum in Holon

1998 – 2000   member of the Evaluating Committee for Art Schools in Israel
                       Ministry of Culture and Education

 

Private and Public Collections

The permanent collection of The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, USA

The permanent collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

The Vera, Silvia and Arturo Schwartz Collection, the Israel Museum,

Israel

The permanent collection of the Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

The permanent collection of the Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA

The permanent collection of Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum,

Trondheim, Norway

Galleria Nachshon, Kibutz Nachshon, Israel

Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, U.S.A

Gallery Ra, Amsterdam, Holland

SpeKtrum Gallery, Munich, Germany

Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany