Michal Golan is an Israeli born jewelry designer, printer and ceramist and is the creative force behind the company that bears her name. She lives in New York with her husband and three children.
Michal started designing jewelry and selling it at craft fairs in order to support herself during graduate school. Demand for her jewelry quickly grew. After graduation, Michal devoted increasing time to her jewelry and her husband, Michael, joined in, managing the business. Over the past twenty years, the company has expanded significantly, but the underlying premise of Michal’s work has remained.
The brilliantly colored jewelry, as well as all her other work, is handcrafted at Golan’s studio in Hell’s Kitchen. Golan’s intricately designed work represents the intergration of her love of antique art and her contemporary design sensibility. She cites the lavish decoration of Victorian jewelry and the colors and schema of Middle Eastern art as her primary influences.