Mira Liebes at work

unknownca. 1950

Jewish Museum Berlin

Jewish Museum Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Born February 5, 1913 in Riga as Mira Leibowitz
1918 The Zionist Leibowitz family moves to Berlin, intending to transfer from there to Palestine
Mira is an active member of the “Blau-Weiss” Zionist youth movement in Germany
1933 Mira immigrates to Palestine
From 1934 Assistant to Eva Samuel and Paula Ahronson in their “Kad ve-Sefel” workshop in Rishon le-Zion
1935 Further training in Paris (Sèvres) and then in Prague
1937 Returns to Palestine and rejoins the Kad we Sefel workshop in Rishon le-Zion, until 1941
1952 Opens her own workshop in Jerusalem
From 1956 Co-directs the workshop with Hadassa Offenbacher (née Bacharach, b. Gotha, December 2, 1917) another former apprentice from the “Kad ve-Sefel” workshop
All of their pottery is produced in collaboration: Hadassa works at the wheel and Mira does the glazing.
1962 Solo exhibition at the Artist’s House, Jerusalem
1975 March 19: death of Hadassa Offenbacher in Jerusalem
1976 Sept./Oct. Group ceramics exhibition, Ceramics Museum, Museum Haaretz, Tel Aviv
Participates in various other group exhibitions in Israel and at the Triennale, Milan.
September 14, 2003 Death of Mira Liebes


  • Title: Mira Liebes at work
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: ca. 1950
  • Location: Israel
  • Provenance: Family collection
  • Type: Photograph, b/w

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