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Toshiko Takaezu


Toshiko working in clay

~Smithsonian Archives of American Art 

Toshiko Takaezu in action, creating one of her large form pots.

…the impact that I got from women potters, the strength that you could feel, the strength that is in the pot, made me feel that I really like this…and to have such an impression that I got from the pottery that the women made and the force that they had with the piece, and they didn’t make to have it in the galleries and the museum, they make because they can use it.

                                                                                              ~Toshiko Takaezu,  Oral History Interview, 2003


Williams, G. (interviewer).  (2003, June 16). Oral history interview with Toshiko Takaezu.  Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved from .

Toshiko Takaezu throwing a ceramic pot, 1974 / Evon Streetman, photographer. Toshiko Takaezu papers, 1937-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.  Retrieved from

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