Artist Statement

As I grew up in Japan, my work is influenced by the aesthetics of the Japanese tradition which is balanced with beauty, tranquility and simplicity. Although my work ranges from wheel-thrown functional ware to hand-built sculpture, the majority of my work is tableware - cups, bowls, plates and teapots. I strive to make my pottery that has both beauty and practicality

 

Making forms is the most important part of the process in my work. I throw the base form and then personalize through altering the form by cutting and rejoining or assembling hand-built parts. Making the throwing mark and line is, for me, an expression of my passion for making pottery. Unlike industrial mass produced pottery, handmade pottery can provide person to person contact. I believe that I can share my passion and aesthetic gratification with the user through my work and I hope it brings beauty and enjoyment into our everyday life.