• Who We Are

    The lifework of Rina and Newt Malerman

    Rina Malerman

    Rina Malerman earned her B.F.A and B.S. in Ed. at Tyler School of Fine Arts, Temple University, where she studied printmaking with Morris Blackburn, and Romas Viesulas, painting with Furman Fink and Alexander Abels., and sculpture with Raphael Sabatini ,Rudy Staffel and Steve Lewis.

     

    She taught at Harcum College and The Miquon School Abington Art Center and Settlemant Music School

    Rina is a graduate of the Barnes Foundation Program and Seminar.

     

    Rina, early in her career was known as a painter of children's portraits. A substantial body of her work include collagraphs, viscosity etchings, and hand made cast paper for which she received many awards. She served as guest lecturer in experimental printmaking at Lehigh University.

     

    Painting commissions and prints hang in public and private collections throughout the Delaware Valley, and in New York, New Jersey, Florida and California.

     

    Currently she devotes herself to exploring the mysteries of glass.

    Newt Malerman

    Newt Malerman earned his B.F.A. and B.S. in Ed. at Tyler. He studied sculpture with Boris Blai and Raphael Sabatini, and Welding with Raphael Ferrar.

     

    He was Director of Art at the laboratory school of The Temple University Teachers College. He later became president of a large graphics-oriented business.

     

    Newt is a Barnes Foundation Seminarian and is represented in private collections in Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Palm Beach. His public work includes architectural sculpture for Temple Shalom, Cedar Grove, N.J., and for the Holmes Avenue branch of the Philadelphia Public Library, where he worked with Louis Kahn, who juried the project.

     

    He has exhibited at many art shows, and won first prize in sculpture at the Phillips Mill Bucks County Annual. He and Rina have also exhibited in several two-person shows, including an extensive retrospective at Lehigh University.

     

    He continues his work in mixed media, including welded metals, woodcarving and glass.

  • Artists Comments

    Passion

     

    We work in the Fine Arts, but now spend most of our time exploring the amazing qualities of glass. We love the way it changes when light reflects, the shadows it produces, and the depth of the layers... Magical and Mysterious! We use an array of dichroic, translucent, iridescent, opalescent, and spirit glass– always at the service of good design, assuring that the glass delights and surprises.

     

    We use every glass technique except glass blowing, which is a team sport that requires a crew for support. We do slumping, fusing, cold-working, Pate’ DeVerre, and casting of hand-made frit to create one-of-a-kind pieces. We often fire a work 3 or 4 times to get the desired effect. We frequently use techniques that are cited as impossible in the glass textbooks.

    Reaction to our work

    We love the response we get to our glass work.(“OMG!”)

    Exhibitions and Honors

    We have had gratifying success at venues like The Woodmere Art Museum, “Art For Dance” fair in Charleston, “The Art of Craft” at the Reading Museum, and “The Turning Point Gallery” in Media, among others. We have had a “trunk show” at Bloomingdales.
     
    We were featured at a joint retrospective at Lehigh University, after which Rina gave a series of lectures there on experimental printmaking.
     
    Newt won the "Best in Sculpture" prize in the Bucks County Phillips Mill Annual. His public commissions include The Kensington Philadelphia Free Library "Birds and Animals of Pennsylvania" where he was juried by Louis I. Kahn, and "Everlasting Light" for Temple Shalom, West Essex, N.J.

     

    Uniqueness

    Other glass artists have told us that no one is making glass quite like ours, and we are proud that many craftspeople exhibiting at the same venues as us have chosen to collect our work..

     

  • -----• Sculpture •------

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    including size, artist notes, and other views.

     

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  • -----• Painting •------

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    including size, and artist notes.

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  • ------• Etching and Drawing •------

    Drawing, Color Etching, Embossing, Collagraphs

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    "Reclining Figure" Photo Lithograph #2225
    $250.00
    $250

    3 color photo lithograph $250
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    "Ode To Matisse" Photo Lithograph #2224
    $325.00 - $375.00
    5 color photo lithograph. Limited edition of
    Blonde wood frame 17" X 21" $375
    Also Available:
    Acid free mat. Size::16-1/2" X 20-1/4" $350
    Acid free mat. Size:14" X 19" $350
    Unmatted $325

    See also: 3 color "Nude Reclining"
    Unmatted Size: 9-1/2" X 14"

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    "Waterfall" Lithograph #153
    $250.00 - $300.00
    2 color photo lithograph.
    Limited varied edition of 8
    Image size: 14" X 9-1/2" $250
    Image on Arches paper with rag mat, $300
    Size: 16" X 21"

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    including dimensions and artist notes.

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  • ------• Jewelry •------

    Pendants, Brooches, Necklaces.

    Photos of glass lose the amazing subtleties of color and dimension,

    so if you can, call for an appointment to see the actual work.

     

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    There is only one of each design made. To purchase, click "add to cart" under the quantity.

    Please see FAQS for shipping information.

     

    Pendant #2236
    $125.00
    Brooch #2242
    $90.00
    Brooch #2242
    $80.00
    Pendant #979
    $110.00
    Pendant #2162
    $125.00
    Pendant #2141
    $110.00
  • ---------–--• NECKLACES •---------

    With Natural and Semi-Precious Beads

     

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    Necklace #2233
    $125.00
    Necklace #2228
    $150.00
    Coin Pearl Necklace #2226
    $225.00
    Paua Necklace
    $155.00
    Collar Necklace #1971 (16" necklace)
    $200.00
  • As exhibited at the Allentown Art Museum

    "Bowls With Holes Exhibit"

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    Pendants, Mezzuzot, Sedar Plates

    Photos are not to scale. Please double-click any photo to see details of the work

    including size, artist notes, and other views.

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    "The Prophet" Woodcut #163
    $195.00
  • -----• BELTS •-----

    Leather Belt #1558 (34" - 38" waist size or hip-hugger)
    $130.00
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  • FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is the work really unique?

    • We guarantee that all work is one-of-a-kind. We pride ourselves that we do not repeat a design. With our Pate' DeVerre and cast sculpture editions, each casting will differ signifigantly in color. Each piece is inspected and certified by the artist, and a Certificate of Authenticity is available on all major work, with a picture and description of the work. Each certificate is reviewed and signed by the artist. Etchings and Collagraphs are crafted in limited editions, with a unique edition number on each print. All items are subject to prior sale. We remove all sold pieces as soon as we can, but there is sometimes an overlap. In such an event, we will offer alternatives or a full rerfund.

    How accurate are the pictures ?

    • Every monitor is calibrated differently, so colors may vary. Artifacts in all media can become quite three-dimensional and complex. Since photos are only two-dimensional, they can't capture the beauty or the magic of a piece. Sculpture is enjoyed for its' mass, a three dimensional quality. We frequently layer our glass, sometimes firing a piece 4 or 5 times. We suggest that you browse the categories that interest you. If a piece "talks to you," order it. If, upon receipt, it doesn't exceed the beauty pictured, simply return it (see next FAQ.) Please note that photos are not to scale. Check the detail for each piece to get the actual dimensions.

    How does the guarantee work?

    • We want you to be happy with your purchase. Save your original packing. To make a return, please call for a Return Authorization Number (RA), carefully repack the work in it's original condition, and return it with a copy of your invoice or PayPal receipt with your RA number marked on the outside of the package. Your purchase price will be refunded upon inspection assuring safe arrival. Returns must be made within 7 days. You are responsible for return shipping in original condition, ship and insure accordingly. Our address is on the "Contact" page.

    How is the work priced?

    • Included in our price considerations are many factors. Our labor is only one consideration. Dichroic glass costs $35-50 for a 4” x 4” square. Pieces without dichro are less dear. Each piece will be in the kiln for hours or sometimes days, so the cost of firing is a component of our price, and some pieces are fired more than once. The venue in which the piece is being shown is frankly a consideration also. Craft shows are costly and time-consuming, and those costs must be covered. Because your purchase on the internet is unattended, we are able to offer a discount on sales from this site. Pieces selected by stores, galleries and museum shops are removed from the site. Such venues may contact us for a wholesale application, terms, and price lists.

    What is a Certificate of Authenticity?

    • Upon purchase of most hand-crafted pieces, that item is removed from the website. A certificate is issued with the name of the buyer and complete details of the piece, certifying to it's authenticity. Each certificate is signed by the artist(s). This establishes provenance and is a lovely value added feature if you are giving a gift.

    Are credit cards honored ?

    • This site uses the PayPal shopping cart on secure pages. You do not have to open an account with PayPal to use their trusted service, They honor all major credit cards. You can order by phone, especially if you want to commission a work, or want to buy an omega or chain at reasonable prices. We honor Visa, Discover, American Express and Mastercard on such purchases.
    • Call 215-576-1424

    Is art work fragile?

    • We take extra care to see that our work is protected. Larger pieces like stone and wood carvings need to be crated securely. Glass WILL break if you drop it on a hard surface. We do take extra precautions with our glass work. We use only System 96 glass in our studio, and we carefully anneal each piece in the kiln to toughen the glass. Such protection is included in our prices (see shipping FAQ below.)
    • Normal care will preserve your artisan selection through the generations.

    What are the shipping costs?

    • Prices are quoted without shipping, which is billed separately. Shipment is not made until that payment is tendered. Avoid shipping and insurance costs altogether if you can pick up your purchase in the Philadelphia area. With Out-of-US purchases, you assume payment of any duties that may apply. We ship using the least expensive cost consistent with safe passage and quick delivery times to your specific destination. To protect your investment, we purchase insurance to cover all purchases.
    • Large and/or heavy pieces may require crating, which is a significant factor. Shipments in Pennsylvania include a 6% tax added to the cost of the item.

    All currency is US Dollars. Fee includes careful packing, shipping and insurance. Because foreign customs duty and procedures vary widely, you are responsible for any such additional charges.

     

  • Contact Us

    Contact us with your questions and comments. or to arrange a studio visit.

    653 Pine Tree Rd. Jenkintown, PA 19046
    215-576-1424
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