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Michal Golan

I was born and raised in Haifa, Israel. When my father received a fellowship as a guest scientist at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. I followed him to D.C. and enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland studying graphic design.

By the time I graduated, I knew I wanted to further pursue the arts. I applied and was accepted to NYU to pursue my Master of Fine Arts, but my father told me he would not pay for my graduate education because it was not in a professional field. Unfazed, I decided to go to graduate school and to find ways to support myself. As I developed my art in school, I began to experiment with making jewelry that I would sell at craft fairs throughout the city. In this way, I managed to create a small income for myself.

By the time I graduated, I had developed a legitimate small business. I also realized that I enjoyed my jewelry making as much as the fine arts. As my family grew and my husband and I set about raising our three children, my art fell by the wayside and my jewelry business took off. It’s been an amazing ride, and I am thrilled to report that now that my kids are grown I have had the opportunity to return to my artistic endeavors while maintaining my design and business projects, too! To check out some of my art:

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