In 1977 as a graduate student at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Frann began creating Jewish ritual objects. She fabricates her unique Judaica in pewter, brass, and copper, often combining unique elements. Her work has been featured in 10 books, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, calendars and greeting cards, and her Judaica is included in the collections of three Jewish Museums. Frann enjoys seeing the potential in found objects and antique elements. Combining her metalsmithing skills with her artistic vision, she often transforms these components into unique pieces of Jewish ritual objects. Her work acknowledges the past, yet offers new and unusual forms which satisfy the demands of ritual requirements. Through hand forming, piercing, soldering, and/or riveting, Frann creates her one-of- a-kind and limited edition ceremonial pieces.
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“For the past five years, I have been a volunteer and board member at The Nature Connection, a non-profit based in Concord, MA which brings the healing power of nature to those who are unable to get out to experience it. I have been a volunteer with adults in memory care, but our organization also works with youth at risk, those with developmental delays, and children in residential homes. Each month, we bring seasonal things from the outdoors as well as therapy animals for residents to interact with and experience. Through my volunteering, I have seen first hand the joy and healing that nature can bring.”
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