I am a sansei (third generation Japanese-American) woman, living in California, who returned to clay after a break of thirty years.
I use a slab roller to create tiles and caldera (sculptural forms). Using a mid-fire clay (cone 4-6), I enjoy creating pieces that are highly textural, and often resemble rocks and geological formations. While I currently work in clay, I am exploring concrete and its ability to be strong, light, and unrestrained in size.
I recently participated in the 2013 American Crafts Council show in San Francisco, and had the honor of being one of nine artists selected for display in the designer-created mini-rooms.