Growing up in Japan, my journey with clay started 25 years ago. Inspired by nature my interests are in form and surface quality expressing vitality and beauty.
For my own artwork I enjoy throwing porcelain on a potter’s wheel. Vessel-making as an art form has intrigued me and I create pieces with inlay technique. On layering slip and underglaze I respond intuitively to the qualities of liquid.
I have taken courses at Alfred University in NY and other colleges in USA and Canada. An eight months mentorship program with Angelo di Petta also challenged me to move outside my usual functional work.
I have been studying under a Japanese master potter who has a studio in Tokyo. My work has been exhibited at the Ceramic Art Museum in Saitama and the National Art Centre Tokyo in Japan.
I also enjoy Raku firing because of the unpredictability and uniqueness of the process and results. The word Raku signifies enjoyment of freedom.
Clay work is inspiring, challenging and limitless in possibilities. I hope that people feel the connection when they see and touch my work.