Irit Abba

Born in, Israel.


1997-2000        "Walldorf Education" at the David Yellin College,  Jerusalem.
1971-1975         Ceramic Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.


1984-to now     Teaches at the Ceramic Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
2000-2001        Teaches at the Walldorf Junior High School, Jerusalem.
1979-1987        Teaches at the Ceramic Department at the Visual Art Center, Beer Sheba Israel.
1976 to now      Teaches open classes in pottery at her studio, Jerusalem   .


2009                  The Andrea M. Bronfman Prize for Contemporary Crafts

One-person exhibition  
2009                 "Wheel. Period", Tel Aviv Museum of Art. (Opening: Wednesday, 8 July 2009 at 8 p.m.)  (catalogue)                                 
2004                 " The Gallery" , Shoeva                                                                                                                                                                   
2001                 “Porcelain – Small Pot”. Periscope, Contemporary Design Gallery, Tel Aviv.          

Selected exhibitions

2005                 " Collect" , V&A, London
2004                 " SOFA  2004", Chicago
2003                 " 20x20x13",    The Gallery,  Shoeva.
2002                 “The Second Biennale for Israeli Ceramics”,. Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.
2001                 “Vase Movement", Holon, Israel
2000                 “Clay 2000”, The Israeli Biennale for Ceramics. Eretz Israel Museum,  Tel Aviv.                                                                                                 1999                 “Potters Set a Table", The Aaron Kahana House, Ramat Gan  (catalogue)                                                                                                      1999                 “14 together, Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture" Cultural center, Rishon le Zion.                      
1998                 “Ways in Clay",  Five decades of ceramic in Israel. The Aaron Cahana House, Ramat Gan           
1992                 “Early and contemporary ceramics”  Haifa University (catalogue)                                                                         
1989                 “Bezalel Graduates”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (catalogue)                                                                                                                      1989                 “Ceramics from Israel”, Kassel, Germany (catalogue)                                                                         
1985                 “Pottery" , The Municipal Gallery, Jerusalem.
1975                 “Bezalel 70 +”. The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion,  Tel  Aviv (catalogue)