2006 and 2007
When we moved to Japan, we traveled a lot forth and back to the USA and Europe. This was due to my husband’s work, my workshop in the USA and membership of the Gallery House, and our sons living, one in Europe and two in the USA.
I was able to work at the Nippon Tougei Club, a clay center in Tokyo and in the workshop of a potter in Kamakura. Meanwhile, I worked in my workshop in California and always traveled with a bag filled with ceramics ware which I put in the overhead bin in the airplane.
I concentrated on making “Horsehair Ware” after receiving the Special Judges’ Award for my “Four Season” Vase at the Mashiko International Ceramics Competition in 2006. Meanwhile, my “Kamakura-Red Ware” started also gaining popularity in Japan.
The poster designed by my son Roland for the Toko Gallery Exposition in Mashiko in September, 2007, gives a small overview of horsehair work made for the exposition:
Also, pictures from the exposition itself show quite a selection: