Prof. Deganit Stern Schocken
b. 1947, Kibbutz Amir) Lives in Israel )
Prof. Deganit Stern Schocken is a jeweler, teacher, designer, artist and curator. Founder and head of the Jewelry Design Department in Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art (1998 – 2007). She was the Chair of the interdisciplinary program for Master in Design (M.Des) program in Shenkar (2012 –2017). Today she is a senior lecturer at the Jewelry Design Department, and at the M.Des program.
Deganit Stern Schocken has extensive experience in short and long term workshops at schools and conferences in Israel, Europe and elsewhere. She graduated from the Department of Industrial Design and Environmental Design in Bezalel Academy of Art (Jerusalem, Israel) and has an MA in Arts from Middlesex University (London, UK).
Stern Schocken's solo exhibition "How Many Is One" opened at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2003 and she has participated in many other solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. In 2005 she curated the Israeli Jewelry Biennial 'Beaten Gold' at the Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv, Israel) and is currently involved in curating more group exhibitions.
In 2009 Stern Schocken founded "Inyanim", a group of ten Israeli jewelers whose debut exhibition "No Problem?" opened at Gallery Loupe in New Jersey, USA in 2010. Since then the group showed in many other venues.
Winner of several international prizes, her works are included in museum collections and private collections worldwide.