From ayalaserfaty.com: Ayala Serfaty (b.1962) began her creative path studying Fine Arts in the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, after which she won the America- Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship to Middlesex Polytechnic in London where she concluded her BFA. Followed by practice and participation in group exhibitions, Serfaty naturally transcended into design practice and she ranks among today's leading designers.
Ayala Serfaty is the sole designer of her studio Aqua Creations, which she co-founded with her partner, photographer Albi Serfaty. Founded in Tel Aviv in 1992, it is now a thriving design practice, with projects in more than twenty countries. Since its inception, Aqua Creations has acquired a reputation for innovative design, combining handcraft with industrial techniques and earning international awards. Through intensive and systematic product development, Ayala and Albi Serfaty have unequivocally led an exceptional process of research, production, and marketing for over a decade, eminent in the local arena as well as internationally.
Since 2002, Ayala Serfaty has been intensively working on a unique and inimitable research leading to the development and creation of glass and polymer-skin light sculptures called Soma. Today, Serfaty's voice is best expressed in the merging of art and design and her works have been displayed in major museums world-wide, among them the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Hamburg Museum of Arts and Crafts, the Pompidou Center in Paris, London's Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Cooper- Hewitt in New York. Her works can also be found in private collections and public spaces.