Growing up in Japan I was always aware of the beauty of nature, landscape and culture, and I was strongly influenced by Japanese art. My relationship with clay started 20 years ago when I took a pottery course at an art centre in Toronto.
My work is inspired by nature and my interests are in form and surface quality. Through my pottery pieces I express my inner feelings, freedom, a sense of vitality and beauty.
I also enjoy Raku firing because of the unpredictability and uniqueness of the process and results. I find this medium a great way to express my creativity too.
Clay work is inspiring, challenging and limitless in possibilities. I hope that people feel the connection when they see and touch my pieces.