Born and raised in Israel, Tamara Baskin moved to the United States where she began her career in art. For the past several years she has been working with fused glass where her emphasis is creating elegant yet functional designs to celebrate Jewish life. Each piece is signed and dated. The technique of fusing glass goes back to Biblical times. Layers of glass are cut and then arranged in a kiln to be fired to temperature of 1550 degrees when it becomes one piece of glass. A second firing is required to form the piece into a bowl or platter. Slumping into a mold may create variation of “crackling” in the precious metal letters.