Toshiko Takaezu: The Earth in Bloom
By J. Stanley Yake.
Born in Hawai'i in 1922, Toshiko Takaezu has been working with pottery for over fifty years. Today, she is considered one of the finest ceramic artists in the world.
Early in her career, Takaezu developed an approach to art that combines techniques and sensibilities of both East and West. In the 1950s, she studied in Japan with master potter Toyo Kaneshige and in 1967 began teaching at Princeton University, which awarded her an honorary doctorate in 1996.
This is a beautiful color photography book of Toshiko and her pots. Her forms are photographed in their element: in the studio, out of doors, nestled among the flowers.
Paper: 156 pp.