My work is porcelain, wheel-thrown, and one-of-a-kind. Each individual piece is hand-painted with slip, decorated with colors of underglaze, and high-fired. They are delicately crafted with details that are inspired by nature.
My themes expresse beauty and harmony, as well as playfulness. The motifs include images of wildlife, which are enhanced through my own interpretation-- based on visual and tactile impressions-- often along with a story, or personal experience. It is my visual diary and has evolved over the years. By using playful and unique functional pots, I hope to enhance the dining experience, as well as create a pleasant atmosphere, where you share thoughts with friends and family. It is my endeavor to share positive & uplifting emotions through my work.
I was born in Osaka, Japan. From a very young age I began my artful journey-- by drawing, sketching, & crafting to express myself. Art became the outlet for sharing my joy, devotion, & passion! My interest in ceramics was introduced by my father who loved and appreciated pottery. Since I was young, my father accompanied me to ceramics galleries and shops quite often. These experiences throughout my childhood built the foundation for my aesthetics. I received a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003.
I currently work as a professional, full-time artist, producing work at my studio in Rocheport, Missouri.
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550 WEIDMAN ROAD
BALLWIN, MISSOURI 63031
Friday, April 3, 2020 5-9
Saturday, April 4, 2020 10-6
Sunday, April 5, 2020 11-4
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STEPHENS LAKE PARK, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI
June 6-7, 2020
Saturday 10 - 5 & Sunday 10 - 4
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