Joy Glicker Lieber
In her home studio in New York, Joy creates each piece of art individually by hand, as a labor of love. Each piece is unique and no two will ever be exactly alike.
Design A: Jerusalem scene
Inspired over 25 years ago in Jerusalem, Joy visualizes standing at the Kotel (The Wailing/Western Wall) as she draws each background, praying for the rebuilding of The Beit Hamikdash ( The Holy Temple).
Design B: The Chuppah (The Wedding Canopy)
A Chuppah symbolizes the home the Jewish couple is about to build together, hence its 4 poles and roof. Contemporary Chuppahs are made out of almost anything imaginable and the chuppah in your artwork can even reflect the very same chuppah you stood under at your wedding.
Joy is a 24/6 Wedding Professional. Besides being the Artistic Director of Step On It! she is the Designer and Manager at both BRIDAL SECRETS and NIP & TUCK in Cedarhurst, NY (www.bridal-secrets.com) and the creator of ‘PERFECT MATCHES The Interactive Jewish Dating Game’ (www.perfectmatchesgame.com) sold in Judaica stores world-wide and on Amazon. Joy is a professional calligrapher who trained at the Craft Students League of NY after graduating from Stern College of Yeshiva University and studying at Bar Ilan University in Israel. Joy was named Entrepreneur of The Year in 2016 by the Jewish Women Entreprenuers organization, has been featured in several Jewish publications and has been interviewed on WCBS880 by Joe Connelly and numerous Jewish themed stations. She spends her spare time publishing an online Chessed directory (www.thechessednetworknews.org) and administering several Chessed WhatsApp groups. She is also passionate about crocheting and needlepointing, most especially many personally designed Tefillin bags for her offspring. With all this busyness, her family still comes first. Like her name implies, she cherishes being involved in everyone’s Simcha!
See Joy's recent interview on www.JUDAICAINTHESPOTLIGHT.COM/home/meet-the-artist-joy-glicker-lieber-of-steponit-chuppah-glass-art
Elly is a professional photographer. He specializes in family portraits, children, special occasions, events and fashion. His work can be found on Instagram @elly_lieber and on facebook at Elly Lieber Photography. Elly is involved in all aspects of Step On It! Chuppah Glass Art except for the actual creation of the art. (He also happens to be one of Joy’s personal creations.)