Prof. Deganit Stern Schocken, 1947 born in Kibbutz Amir, is a jeweler, teacher and curator, and now lives in Israel. 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). 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. Winner of several international prizes, including the Alix de Rothschild Foundation Prize. In 2013 Stern Schocken was named one of "Haaretz" Magazine's 100 most influential people in Israeli culture. Deganit Stern Schocken has extensive experience in short and long term workshops at schools and conferences in Israel, Europe and elsewhere. She attended exhibitions in Israel and around the world, including Germany, Spain, the United States, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, Italy and France. In 2005 she curated the Israeli Jewelry Biennial 'Beaten Gold' at the Eretz Israel Museum 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. Stern-Schocken is represented in numerous public collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway; Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv.