Nitsa Rona graduated with distinction from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
The connection between body and soul, which she expressed in her final project jewel, that brings the wearer to self-awareness, still captivates her as an artistic theme to this day.
In her final project she created a piece in which she expressed the connection between body and soul, that brings the wearer to self-awareness. This theme captivates the artist’s imagination to this day.
At the end of her studies, Rona won the Sharet Foundation Scholarship and the Eitan Ron award for the most beautiful jewelry piece for 1987.
"Working with metal makes it possible to create relatively fast," says Rona. "You can take a dirty, scratched metal strip and within a short time turn it into a smooth, shiny ring."
This aspect of the discipline, combined with the artist’s need to contribute to people, a need she bears from her childhood home, led her to change course and offer jewelry-making craft to underserved population, in need for emotional support.
Nitsa Rona began this contribution by teaching jewelry-making at a club for the elderly in Ezra neighborhood of Tel Aviv. Later, she established a workshop as a rehabilitative, therapeutic and educational framework for youth at risk. The workshop quickly became a second home for these teens, as a safe haven oasis where one could drink, eat, speak, express and create.
Years later, Nitsa returned to her personal work at the studio. Having not lost her love for mentoring, there she began to teach jewelry design to anyone thirsty for the discovery of the artist within themselves.
"Jewelry making is a wonderful profession. It is instinctive, meditative and its alchemy is conjured up thru a dialogue between idea and material." says Rona.