Sami Leder was born in Tel-Aviv in 1976. Towards his High-School graduation he started writing short stories and poems. The quest to write enhanced during his military service, leading him in 2001 to live in a small and ascetic room in Kibbutz ‘Rosh Ha’Nikrah’ where he wrote his first novel. Simultaneously sami created grotesque mythical sculptors using any resources he could find in the area, sea shells and corals, and making metallic lightening sculptors inspired by tree roots and flowers. Adi prahia was born in Holon in 1983. Many hours of her childhood and youth were devoted to arts and crafts, obtaining and developing plastic expertise. As Adi is a graduate of the Art History department, her early works vary between the ultra realistic to those influenced by the world of animation.
In 2002 the sami and Adi’s path’s crossed, and after a few months they began working together. Initially they worked with polymeric clay, which quickly proved to be a connector between the two opposite disciplines, especially after the serendipitous meeting with the ‘millefiori’ technique. (see ‘How’ page) At the summer of 2004 Adi and Sammy opened the first ‘Adina Plastelina’ studio in Kibbutz ‘Rosh Ha’Nikrah’ from where they started to market there creation to a selection of stores in Israel and abroad. Within a few months the studio was relocated to the more elegant location in old Jaffa (see ‘Where’ page) where the Gallery was established.
The creations displayed in the ancient building are the fruits of the tremendous emotional and laborious work done by Adi, sami and the talented staff of ‘Adina Plastelina’. These items are characterized by smile inspiring optimistic elements which are colorful beyond imagination, suited especially for those of us with ‘Joie la vivre’ and a naughty charm. “Our items find the broadest common denominator: they decorate women and men (you would be surprised!), romantic, public awareness leaders, people with social conscious and a developed sense of humor, lovers and those being loved.” “Colors are the true foundations of our world, why not us them?” With love, Yours, Adi & sami
Website: Adina Plastelina