About the Artist…
Born in Tokyo, Japan, where the art of ceramics is deeply rooted in Japanese culture, I always wanted to learn ceramics someday. When I finally started taking classes in handbuilding ceramics two and half years ago, I made an instant connection working with clay. Ever since the first night in the ceramics class, I have been spending one weekday night in class and a half day on Saturdays in an open studio. Since I have a full-time job in the medical field during the day, I put in countless hours at night in the other studio, that is, on my kitchen table.
As a child, I was totally fascinated with nature. I was the kind of a girl who spent hours observing animals, drawing pictures of them, cuddling dogs and bunnies, chasing butterflies, or going fishing. So, it came naturally that I started expressing my love and admiration for beautiful little creatures through ceramics. You will see I am trying to capture momentum in their movement so that you can feel life in each of my artworks. As real animals can console us, I hope my delicate pieces can make you smile, and gently speak to your soul. If you get an urge to reach out to my animal piece to touch it, or if my artworks bring back your fond memories with your loved pets, then, I can say my mission is very well accomplished.
Two and a half years of experience is almost nothing, but I have intensively created a lot of pieces. I have always challenged myself to experiment, learned from mistakes, and then applied the new lessons I learned to something else. In this way, even as an amateur ceramist, I have seen some miraculous outcomes in my artworks that have made me very happy of course, and, at the same time, have made me more humble toward the unknown possibilities in the creative world of ceramics.
In my future work I will continue celebrating the beauty of animal life on earth. My hope is that my artwork will make others stop and reflect on these precious, beautiful animals that share our planet.
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