Danny Kalderon’s Visitor’s Center and Studio managed by Danny and his wife Michal, is located at the entrance to Kibbutz Ga’aton.
Danny Kalderon, an artists and designer of glass works is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, a teacher at Bezalel and the head of the Glass program there.
Danny, a recipient of the Sharett Foundation Prize, is a well-known artist who moved from Jerusalem, his hometown, to the Western Galilee, bringing with him his blessed, magnificent artistic work that earned him world acclaim.
His connection to the Western Galilee, he says, comes from the area’s long history of glass manufacturing, beginning as far as the Phoenician period in Akhziv.
Over the years, Danny Kalderon has created a language and a technique all his own, resulting in the magnificent works exhibited in the beautiful display hall at the entrance to the Visitor’s Center.
The tour begins with the artist and his wife welcoming visitors at the entrance to the visitor’s Center and providing them with an explanation about the process of glass work.
Next the tour leads visitors through the various work stations, where they are given a demonstration of the work process that results in the creation of the beautiful glass vessels designed by Danny Kalderon.
First stop is the cutting station, from there the tour continues to the polishing station, the glass washing station and the product design station; then to the kilns where products are fired in order to give them their desired shape and up to the end product.
At the end of the tour guests are invited to the display hall to watch a film depicting the artist’s work and his glass work production method.
The premises feature a store offering products for sale, many of which are Judaica items, sold for reduced prices compared to their market price.
Danny holds workshops for families and companies at the Visitor’s Center.
Workshops span two hours to a half a day.
At the workshop participants create glass items of their own personal interpretation with Danny’s guidance.
At the end of the workshop, participants finish an item of their own design and creation. The item remains at the production hall until the end of the production process, fired, and when ready, sent to participants’ homes.