"A sixth generation metal artist, I create this art to bring hope to everyone's dreams of peace. Through my mezuzahs, menorahs, jewelry and public speaking I share and illuminate a universal message."
Aimee Golant is originally from Los Angeles, California. Upon her graduation from San Francisco State University, she began her career as an independent metal artist creating Judaica and jewelry. She exhibits and sells her unique metal art internationally.
Aimee has won many honors, including: The National Museum of American Jewish History awarding Aimee the competitive commission to create the mezuzah for the front door of the museum, her Life Source Menorah was considered for the White House Hanukkah Party in 2010, the Jewish Museum of New York's acquisition of her evocative Judaica for its permanent collection, her Barbed Wire Mezuzah traveling into space on the Columbia Space Shuttle and on the Space Shuttle Atlantis, a NICHE Award for her Bars and Windows Menorah, the Golden Hammer Award for her outstanding community service through the San Francisco Bay Area Metal Arts Guild. She has created the crown for the Women's Torah Project, one of the first documented Torahs scribed by women. The crown has been on display at The Jewish Museum on Melbourne, Australia.
She has created mezuzot and jewelry benefiting the Darfur and Women’s Empowerment programs through the American Jewish World Service, the Holocaust and Diversity programs at Whitwell Middle School in Whitwell Tennessee, and the Jewish Women’s Breast Cancer organization Sharsharet, and a special edition tzedakah box gift for outgoing board members of Jewish Family and Children's Services in San Francisco. She created a Chai pin pendant that has helped raise funds for the Upper Mid-West Region of Hadassah.
Aimee had shown her art and done jewelry making demonstrations at The Legion of Honor, one of San Francisco's premier museums. She founded the Metal Art program at the San Francisco Waldorf High School where she teaches classical metalsmithing, and has taught Jewish studies in the Humanities department. She teaches the craft at The Crucible in Oakland CA, and at Scintillant Studio San Francisco. Aimee lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.