Gene Frank, a passionate Jew who labored with his wife to create a large Jewish ceramic arts business, died of an aneurysm Thursday of last week in his Forestville home. "He was well thought of in the world of Jewish artists, " said Leslie Gattman, his wife of 19 years. He was very kind and always wanted to help other artists. His art never came from his ego.
Frank helped Gattman, a ceramics artist, expand her company Ceramic Judaica by managing the company's finances and generating new ideas. The couple distributed items to more than 200 companies and their work was promoted in a Betty Crocker booklet and a Martha Stewart catalogue.Frank particularly cherished a yahrzeit candleholder that he conceived. "We got many beautiful letters back on how much it has meant to families, " Gattman said. Frank was born in Berkeley on July 3, 1953, a first-generation American Jew whose parents fled Hitler's Germany. He majored in psychology at U.
Santa Cruz, and obtained a master's degree from Antioch College. Frank set up shop as a marriage and family therapist, but switched to working on Ceramic Judaica after he took time off from counseling for health reasons. He continued to run a support group for anxiety disorders after he left his practice.THESE PLATES MEASURE 10 1/2 AND HAVE NO CHIPS OR CRACKS. IF YOU ARE A COLLECTOR OF EARLY CALIFORNIA POTTERY THEN THESE SHOULD BE IN YOUR COLLECTION! Thank you so much for your business and your feedback. We love to find beautiful items from estate sales and offer them to you. We are not experts, but we research every item we sell and try to adequately describe each item and its condition to you. We welcome all of your questions and do our best to happily and promptly respond. We leave feedback after you.
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