Ester is a graduate of Tel Aviv University in theater and costume design. Drawing her inspiration from her surrounding environment, Ester creates in her home studio in the picturesque town of Binyamina, Israel.
She combines Orient, Nouveau, Mediterranean and Modern themes using vivid colors and traditional materials to present the exotic heritage that makes up the land and people around her.
Ester Shahaf uses various techniques to combine pewter, copper, brass, wood and silver in her work. She uses a blend of materials to create different textures and contrasts. The soft and warm wood blends with the clean, smooth brass and copper accents, Swarovski crystals and satin colors. Each of her pieces is individually hand crafted and signed.