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Toshiko Takaezu

1922-2011

Biography

“...there is a need for me to work in clay. It is so gratifying, and I get so much joy from it, and it gives me many answers for my life."

~Toshiko Takaezu        

Toshiko Takaezu (1922 ~ 2011) weaver, painter, sculptor

Toshiko Takaezu is considered one of the giants of the ceramic art world.  A highly influential 20th century American artist with a rich cultural heritage known primarily for her work in clay, she also created art with paint, fiber and bronze. Takaezu’s closed pot ceramic works were instrumental in elevating pottery from functional craft to fine art.

An Interview with Toshiko Takaezu from D.B.Long on Vimeo.

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