Spring in the Studio (Finally!)

I never had the sense of myself as an accomplished artist, and I always had to work three times as hard as anyone else to make mypieces as good as they could be. I am never completely satisfied. There always seems to be something just beyond my reach.

Toshiko Takaezu

5 thoughts on “Spring in the Studio (Finally!)”

    1. “You are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots… An artist is a poet in his or her own medium. And when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive.” –– Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011), American ceramic artist and painter

      I like Toshiko’s quotes… feel he communicates a doing what I need to doing spirt, and living the mystery of a good piece of art. Thank you for your affirming posts.

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      1. Love his phrase, “An artist is a poet in his or her own medium.” Which I agree with her. The words, “that work had mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive” give me something to think about. Thank you for sharing Toshilko’s quote and introducing me to her. I researched her and she has a very interesting life. One, I would love to learn from what she learned. She was quoted to say, “In my life I see no difference between making pots, cooking and growing vegetables… there is need for me to work in clay… it gives me answers for my life.” Have a fantastic day. Blessings.

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