I live and create my hand-built ceramics on Orcas Island in Washington State. My work is inspired by the serene rustic beauty, natural world, travel, my Half-Japanese-ness, and life experiences that have forced me to slow way dowwwn.
My pieces are made with pinch and coil techniques. The slow process of hand building ceramics allows me to feel calm and centered in my own body, while creating subtle details and giving time and intention into each individual piece. I am always seeking out a balance in my work… between feminine and masculine, soft and hard, rustic and refined, simple and exuberant.
I studied painting for an art degree at the Rhode Island School of Design. I want to create work that makes me feel joy and peace in the making process, and an ability to constantly explore with new techniques and mediums. I hope these feelings will transmit to you and inspire you to take a moment to slow down, and instill a sense of quiet joy, exploration, and ritual into your everyday.