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F requently Asked Questions

  • Why do you call it Living Art?
    Two reasons... First, this is art for living - functional, practical pieces that you can use and enjoy every day to serve food or hold items, or simply to display. They are food safe and washable, making them easy to incorporate into your everyday life and adding a pop of something special to everything you do. The second reason is that I design each piece with the hope that my art will help to bring the vast and wonderful legacy of our Jewish ancestry to life! Every piece touches upon a tradition or aspect of Jewish living, making it easy to share Jewish culture and tradition with family and friends. Most pieces include translations or transliteration to make the Hebrew and the traditions relevant and meaningful for all. This is art that tells the story of a living people, rooted in an ancient heritage but reaching out to embrace future generations, l'Dor va Dor, in a colorful, approachable, and understandable way. It is my hope that they will become cherished family heirlooms, woven into your own customs, traditions, and celebrations.
  • Is your name Leah or Lori?
    Yes! My legal name is Lori. My Hebrew name is Leah. When I began painting Judaica, I felt even more drawn to my Jewish roots and identity, so I started signing my work with my Hebrew name, in Hebrew script and transliterated, so that those who couldn't read Hebrew would still be able to read my signature.
  • Why do you paint backwards?
    Simple. I wanted to get the art behind the glass so no one would be afraid to use the pieces. So I taught myself to paint and write in reverse layers and backwards. The resulting artwork, usually created on a piece of functional glassware, is trapped between the protective glass in front and the additional layers of paint behind the artwork. Then each piece is baked to a delicate permanence so they are food safe and washable.
  • Is the piece shown on your website the one that will arrive at my home?
    Yes, and no. Every piece shown is an actual piece painted in the design selected and as such it is representative of other pieces painted in the same design. You may or may not get that exact piece. My designs are original and handpainted one at a time in reverse on every piece. While the elements of each design are incorporated on every new piece, there will be differences in how the final product appears. As with any other original artwork, no two pieces are exactly identical. You can get a very good idea of what a design will look on the Color & Design page of this website. Click on any design image to read about the colors and elements of the design and to see examples of items painted using that design. Of course, if you want to see the exact piece that will be shipped to you, contact me directly and I will be happy to send you pictures before your order ships.
  • Where can I see your work?
    I am a resident of Wellington, in Palm Beach County, Florida. Currently, my work is for sale online and in a few Judaica shops across the country, mostly in Florida. If you happen to be in Florida or the Southeast region, you may see me in a tent or booth, as I do appear at some local art shows and events from time to time. I also showcase my work periodically at conventions and other large meetings around the US, but mostly on the East Coast. If you are local to South Florida, I love to meet clients locally by appointment, and I just recently added a virtual studio space where we can meet face to face no matter where you reside! Click on the Contact Us tab on the menu bar for more information or to make an in person or virtual appointment. You can find my work in these fine shops across the U.S.: The Jewish Museum Gift Shop, NY, NY Temple Torat Emet Sisterhood Judaica Shop, Boynton Beach, Florida Temple Beth Tikvah Judaica Shop, Greenacres, Florida
  • Do you sell wholesale?
    Yes, I do. I would love to discuss the possibiility of my work being added to your shop or venue. Please reach out to me and we can discuss further...
  • How long will it take to complete my order?
    I do my best to fill orders as quickly as possible, but it does take time to paint each piece and allow for adequate drying and baking. Please contact me when you place your order to let me know if you need an item right away, and I will do my best to accommodate you. In general ~ If the piece that you ordered is currently in inventory, it will ship within 2-3 days and should take approximately one week to ten days from your order date to arrive to you, depending on where you live. You will be notified via email when your order ships. If you order a piece that needs to be created for you, it could take up to two weeks to complete your order. You will be notified via email when it is ready to ship and at that time, I can give you an expected delivery date. Please allow 2-4 week lead time for all custom pieces, such as Family Trees or other one of a kind items, as these require several approval checks throughout the creation process. Of course, we all know that sometimes we just need to get something quickly. Contact me directly to check availability and/or lead times, or for suggestions on items that can be shipped immediately.
  • Where do you ship and how long does it take?
    I'd like to say everywhere, and hopefully someday soon I will. Right now, shipping is regularly available within the US only, but I will look into international shipping on a case by case basis. Please contact me directly for more information. My standard shipping method is currently Priority Mail from the US Postal Service, which typically takes 3-5 business days. If you need something faster, please contact me for quicker shipping options and cost. All shipping rates and delivery estimates are based on the USPS regional price scale and delivery time table.
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