Eiko Maeda

Woodbridge, ON

It was my innate love of art that brought me to the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo where I specialized in Japanese lacquer (Urushi). During that time I began to appreciate the deep connection among art, culture and Japanese history, while developing a particular interest in the deeply rooted tradition of Japanese ceramics. Today, I work from my home studio in Woodbridge, ON, and devote my life to my work, through which I strive to express the elegance, feminine beauty, delicacy and modesty of Japanese culture.

My style of ceramics is called nerikomi, which uses colored clay to form various patterns. I learned the technique under the guidance of Eiji Murofushi, one of the pioneers in the field of nerikomi ceramics in Fuji, Japan. I hope to generate public interest in nerikomi in Canada and to share the beauty of Japanese ceramics.

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