Welcome! My website has three main sections-one for my pottery, one for my jewelry work, and a third section for my theater work. Please wander around and explore the pages. Yes indeed, its all the same person!
Over the years I’ve found that my creativity and passions are most fully and naturally expressed in these art forms and bring me a deep and profound satisfaction. The balance of performing and visual arts is very important to me.
Pottery & Jewelry:
This is my 'new' pit kiln at the Takaezu Studio where I'm the first Artist in Residence in a new program. I've already fired it half a dozen times and slowly getting better results every time.
Good news is that we have now have a dedicated space to display the work of the resident artists. Right now that's me and Don Fletcher. So if you want to drop by, just contact me. I'd be delighted to show you my work and this amazing studio.
Working on posting new photos and getting ready to launch an online store right here on my website. So stay tuned!
If you're a buyer or a shop owner, I'll be at the American Made Craft Show at the Washington, DC Convention Center this January 16-19 (Friday-Monday). This is a wholesale show only. http://americanmadeshow.com
For faithful followers, friends and the newly interested, I'll be at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, February 18-19 (Wholesale) and February 20-22 (Retail/Public). http://craftcouncil.org
I'll be going to NCECA this year to help promote the residency program here. That's March 25-29. http://nceca.net/2015-providence/
May 1-3 takes me to Tarrytown, NY for the Lyndhurst Craft show http://www.artrider.com and later in May,, I'll be at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in Reston, VA from the 15-17. http://www.northernvirginiafineartsfestival.org Whew! That's all for now.
The big news in this area is that I am taking a sabbatical from theater and teaching. For the next year or two I will be focusing on my ceramic and metal work here at the Toshiko Takaezu Studio. Of course, if the itch to do theater becomes too strong or someone offers me a dream project I'll let you know-loud and proud!
The password for this short documentary of my work is: karin
The creation of this website was supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland.