My name is Mia Leventhal.
I am a Plastic Artist & Handcraft Artisan.
Born in N.Y, I have traveled to several different countries; residing in
Israel, Paris and in Turkey, Cyprus, England and currently resettling in a small village in Provence, the South of France, very near the area where Mary Magdalene spent the last 30 yrs of her life..
Pursuing a spiritual Journey for quite some time now, I love discovering
various cultures. Fascinated by the special colorful aspects each
culture adds to this Earth, I equally enjoy rediscovering the extent to
which we resemble, especially upon following our roots..!
It is within this crossroads of cultural roots that I have learned to
understand and appreciate the basic truth of all creation:
The respect of our Creator; of One Another; of Animals as of Earth
itself. It is upon the discovery of this amazing crossroads that
” Kahliya ” was born. The origins of the name are derived from –
”Kalyan” in Sanscrit which means Beautiful and ”Kallias/Kallos” in
Ancient Greek which means Beauty, joining to form a special kind of
Beauty, the Beauty found in the union of ”different worlds” , creating
one beautiful world, Our world.
In my work I try to stay attuned to Earth, applying to the extent
possible from her riches in their most natural form , with my full
appreciation; while in other cases, I enjoy renewing Life to materials
and products who once told another story. It is from the cultures that
continue to embrace their roots that I have learned the love of
creativity; of the process in which our love and soul energy is molded
into an item we are creating, enabling us to enjoy this process as well
as ensure that this object will continue to carry our invested love,
communicating it to the person who possesses it.
I am devoted to these principles as I personally create unique pieces
in a constant renewed variety.
I enjoy my work, I hope you enjoy it too!