Eva Samuel and Paula Ahronson in the “Kad ve-Sefel” pottery

Zoltan Kluger1935/1935

Jewish Museum Berlin

Jewish Museum Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Biography of Eva Samuel:
1904 Born in Essen
1921–1922 Studies at the School of Decorative Arts (Folkwangschule),
Essen and Worpswede artist colony
1924 Apprentice, Margaretenhöhe ceramic workshops, Essen
1930–1931 Studies ceramic chemistry, Stuttgart
1932 Immigrates to Palestine, works in Jerusalem pottery “Ha-Yotzer”
1934 Moves to Rishon le-Zion and opens workshop “Kad ve-Sefel” (“Jug and mug”)
with Paula Ahronson (1908–1980) from Hamburg
1936 Work exhibited in Berlin
1939 Work exhibited in the Palestine Pavilion, New York World’s Fair
1942 Parents die in Theresienstadt, following deportation
1948–1979 Runs workshop, training a variety of assistants. Completes many ceramic
reliefs, commissioned for public and private buildings
1979 Moves to Ramat Gan, occasionally sculpting and painting
1989 Dies in Ramat Gan, Israel

Biography of Paula Ahronson:
1908 Born in Hamburg
Until 1928 Studies applied arts at the Landeskunst-Schule für Kunstgewerbe in Hamburg, under Friedrich Adler
1932 Meets Eva Samuel during a trip to Palestine
June 1933 Immigrates to Palestine
1934 Marries Rudi Ahronson; moves to Rishon le-Zion and begins collaboration with Eva Samuel
Gives birth to and raises three sons
1960 Ceramics apprenticeship at the WIZO vocational high school
1962–1971 Runs her own studio
1984 Dies in Tel Aviv


  • Title: Eva Samuel and Paula Ahronson in the “Kad ve-Sefel” pottery
  • Creator: Zoltan Kluger
  • Date: 1935/1935
  • Location: Rishon le-Zion
  • Provenance: Government Press Office Jerusalem / National Photo Collection
  • Type: Photograph, b/w

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