Craft in America

Learn more about Harriete Estel Berman's work

Harriete Estel Berman on her Judaica sculptures, The 10 Modern Plagues, constructed from post consumer recycled tin cans, spice tins, and vintage steel dollhouses. This series is based on the concept of 'tikkun olam', Hebrew for repair the world. Bonus video from the JEWELRY episode, streaming starting Nov 4, 2021. PBS broadcast premiere Dec 10, 2021 (check local listings)

Learn more about Harriete Estel Berman's work

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