toshiko takaezu | artists produce mystery . . .

you are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots
 that cannot be used. an artist is a poet in his or her own medium.
& when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery,
an unsaid quality; it is alive . . .

in my life i see no difference between making pots, cooking
& growing vegetables. they are all so related. however,
there is a need for me to work in clay. it is so gratifying
& I get so much joy from it, & it gives me
many answers in my life . . .

toshiko takaezu (*1922 – †2011)

new york times | crafting a universe in clay
march 17, 2024 | by hilarie m. sheets,
reporting at toshiko takaezu’s home & studio in
quakertown, new jersey.

the isamu noguchi museum | toshiko takaezu: worlds within

museum of fine arts boston | toshiko takaezu: shaping abstraction

the toshiko takaezu foundation | to preserve & promote the legacy of the renowned abstract sculptor . . .

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posted 18 March 2024

categories design, education