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About Steve Resnick

We are proud to introduce our magnificent collection of sculpted art glass accessories and Judaica. These pieces represent the culmination of many years of conceptualization and inspiration, and we know that you will be delighted to view such exquisite works.

About the artists... Valerie and Steve Resnick

Valerie has had a fascination with glass since early childhood and began collecting colorful glass objects at the age of seven. Educated at Cornell University, Valerie brings to her work the attention to detail inherent in the traditional art disciplines. With her background in interior design, she is especially skilled at conceptualizing decorative accessories and furniture for the home and workplace. Valerie has created everything from delicate vases to massive conference tables.

Steve has been working in glass since the 1960's. After both undergraduate and graduate studies at Cornell, he stayed on to teach techniques of stained glass. Steve arrived in the Washington, DC area in 1976 establishing one of the most successful art glass studios in the region producing countless commissions of stained, etched and carved glass for residential and commercial application. Mr. Resnick is a leading authority on glass restoration and has been called upon to participate in restoration projects for the Smithsonian Institution as well as the U.S. Capitol. Borrowing on his experience in stone sculpture, his glass carving is characterized by its wonderful textural quality utilizing intricate organic motifs. Working with Valerie, Steve has developed a magnificent collection of glass Judaica which can be seen in galleries throughout the United States. The work has been featured in a number of distinguished museums. The Resnicks live in Silver Spring, MD with their three sons.

Resnick sculptures have been presented to dignitaries worldwide including Shimon Peres, Jean Kirkpatrick, Yitzchak Shamir, Congressman Charles Schumer, Henry Winkler, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Museum and Gallery Shows:
B'nai Brith Klutznick Museum, Washington DC
Baltimore Museum of Art
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art
Bnai Torah Invitational-Boca Raton, Fla.
Hanson Gallery- Knoxville TN
Starr Gallery-Newton Center, MA
Governor’s Office, Baltimore, MD
Boulder Arts and Crafts Cooperative
Federal Reserve Bank, Baltimore
Synagogue Installations: Organizational Clients:
Woodside Synagogue- Silver Spring, MD
San Diego Hebrew Day School
Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, NY
Southeast Hebrew Congregation-Silver Spring, MD
Hebrew Academy Chapels- Silver Spring, MD
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School- Rockville, MD
Cincinnati Hebrew Day School
Hebrew Home of Greater Washington Chapel
Young Israel –Shomrei Emunah-Silver Spring , MD
Kemp Mill Synagogue-Silver Spring, MD

American Jewish Committee
Hillel International
Public Broadcasting Corp
Israeli Aircraft Industry
Hebrew Union College
Women of Reform Judiasm
Development Corporation For Israel
Jewish Women’s International
Americans for Peace Now

We are proud to introduce our magnificent collection of sculpted art glass accessories and Judaica. These pieces represent the culmination of many years of conceptualization and inspiration, and we know that you will be delighted to view such exquisite works.

A Word about the Resnicks

Steve and Valerie Resnick have been creating magnificent works in glass for over thirty years. They began exploring the medium of stained and leaded glass in the 1970s and mastered the techniques of etching and carving glass in the 1980s. Their work focused initially on architectural projects for residential and commercial application, including scores of restaurants, hotels, and office spaces.

In the late 1980's, Steve became drawn to Judaic art and began creating exquisite ritual objects. His work brought a new contemporary flair and elegance to traditionally functional Judaic pieces. Steve was truly a pioneer in the Judaica Renaissance of the past two decades. Resnick pieces can now be seen in galleries across the country and abroad.

The Resnicks' work is particularly special because the artists are personally involved with the rituals that their work enhances. Each piece is designed with performance of a specific ritual in mind and with the explicit intention of beautifying the performance of mitzvot. No work is ever produced on the Sabbath.

The beauty of these sculptures derives both from the skillful carving of the glass as well as the sophistication and spirituality of the design imagery. Each is individually crafted, using no stencils or templates at any time. A work from the Resnick collection will be a welcome addition to any home.

A Word from Steve:

In August 2001, Valerie suddenly passed away. While I was sorting through Valerie's endless notebooks and files I found hundreds of sketches for pieces she had only dreamed of. From these drawings I have created a series of limited-edition pieces signed "Valerie's Heirloom Collectables ". These works are numbered and are limited to fifty pieces or less, and will be cherished by the serious collector of modern Judaica.