Hot colors, cool porcelain

Maraz Studios
Hanukah 2008

Hanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an 8-day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev. This year, we light the first candle on the evening of December 21. Hanukah celebrates a Jewish revolt against Greek oppression and the imposition of Hellenic culture. According to tradition, as recorded in the Talmud, there was very little oil left for rededicating the menorah or candelabra temple that hadnot been defiled by the Greeks. There was only enough oil to burn for one day, yet miraculously, it burned for eight days, the time needed to prepare a fresh supply of oil for the menorah. An eight day festival was declared to commemorate this miracle. Note that the holiday commemorates the miracle of the oil, not the military victory: Jews do not glorify war.

The Chanukah menorah, which is called a HANUKIYAH, symbolizes this miracle. It has nine candle holders, one for each night of Chanukah, and one for the SHAMASH, which is used to light the other eight candles. You should place the candles in the HANUKIYAH from right to left and then light them from left to right.

The unique Maraz Studio limited-edition Circle of Life Hanukiyah consists of 9 pieces. You can order it as shown with all pieces fitted together, or you can order it in 9 individual pieces so you can add a new piece each night to make your own design. Like all Maraz Studio designs, the Circle of Life Hanukiyah is made of porcelain painted with lusters and gold and then kiln-fired to approximately 1250 degrees, one color at a time, to give the menorah its shimmering colors and energy.

The Circle of Life Hanukiyah is ideal for your own Hanukah celebration and also makes a wonderful gift for a special family or friend. The price is $300.

The dreidel box comes with its own stand and opens to reveal a pealized interior.  A perfect place for a special Hanukah gift?  Or perhaps just a few coins.  The price for the dreidel box and stand is $75.00.
Circle of Life Menorah

Price:  $300

Dreidel Box with Stand

Price:  $75.00