The Takaezu Studio
Toshiko Takaezu – Artist, Mentor, Master & Friend
Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011), born in Hawaii of Japanese descent, worked in clay for over forty years. Her work developed steadily throughout her career as she has moved from producing functional vessels to abstract sculptural forms. Over the years she continued to draw on a combination of Eastern and Western techniques and aesthetics, as well as her love of the natural world. For Toshiko, the practice of building vessels in clay was intimately linked to everyday life.
Tucked away in Quakertown, NJ, Toshiko Takaezu’s studio continues in the tradition of welcoming ceramic artists to work in the same great space where Toshiko created some of her greatest masterpieces. Periodic open houses welcome everyone to come and view her work as well as the work of other artists who have worked at the studio.
2018 Studio Hours
Saturday and Sunday 12 – 4
- April 7th, April 21st The Takaezu Studio hosts Concerts by The Center for Musical Excellence and The Artemesia Trio
- May 5th and 6th The Takaezu Studio is on the map again for the second year of “THAT,” The Hunterdon Art Tour
- June 3rd Biannual Open House at Toshiko’s
- June 9th The Takaezu Studio joins our friends at Fieldview Farm for the annual Hunterdon Polo Classic
- June 23rd The Takaezu Studio hosts a concert by The Artemesia Trio