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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

They have lived happily ever after

It has been a busy summer. We didn't have any breaks as I'm still working on those commissions placed before we went to Tokyo in May and Mike has worked on my studio. Here are the photos of sales during summer.

Girl in the wind has now lives with a lovely lady in Finland. 

Betty and Sam. They went to a loving lady in the North. 

My first white fox now lives with a little tapir and Otto the aardvark in a loving home. 

Medieval lady has been always popular. She went to a nice lady's home.

Sweet rabbits went to a loving home. 

Baby tapirs discuss about their new lives. 

And one of them lives with his Mum. They have lived happily ever after. 

Aardvarks have been popular. They have goofy happy faces. They make me happy! He is my second one in chocolate colour! Thank you so much for waiting for months!

And the third one has a nutty colour! He has gone to a lovely lady with a cat spoon.

The first manekineko now lives with a lovely lady in the US. Here are other two! All have different characters. Both were gifts, I was told. This white fox flew to a dog lover's home in Canada.

This little polar bear and one of the black cat, Maneki neko, below, went to a lovely family.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Birds of summer

England is having a hot summer. We don't have it so often. Summer sometimes skips Britain; the land forgot by gods. That's how I often feel.

Swallow brooches
It has been hectic since I came back from Tokyo. But now all orders for summer deliveries have been posted, and I'm making for those for autumn deliveries. I can finally pace myself.

This summer I was able to make swallow brooches for the first time. I had been thinking to make one since last year.

They go very well with navy, which happen to be my favourite colour this summer. 

And here is my inspiration. A pair of nest-making house martins we saw in Kanagawa, Japan, in May. 

From my shop, other birds have flown away recently. 

Blackbirds. The right one has gone. The left one is in my shop

 Both Long tailed tits have gone to loving homes. Thank you so much.


Friday, 1 July 2016

PikaPika: Spotlight on Japanese designers

Hello. I have been busy for the last three weeks since I came back from Tokyo. I haven't had a single off day yet. The reason is that I have been working for PikaPika: Spotlight on Japanese designers exhibition, at the Gallery, Craft Central, London. I have fired the last pieces for it today. This was the third glaze-firing for it. 

I have also finished masks for Cecilia Colman gallery, London, for Window exhibition. I have just sent out Newsletters, about them. If you would like to hear updates about my events, please sign up from here, Sign up page.

PikaPika showcases work by Japanese designers and artists based in England. It was presented and curated by Creative Clerkenwell. PV will be on the 5th Tuesday - RSVP

I am so happy that my work will be with those of the talented artists and designers there. They are: 
Chisato Tamabayashi (book arts), Ikuko Iwamoto (ceramics), Maiko Dawson (leather), momocreatura (jewellery), Sato Hisao (paper), and Yuki Sasakura Assiter (jewellery).

I will be there on the Sunday. Pop in if you can!     


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Back from Tokyo exhibition

I came back from Tokyo a week ago. The exhibition went very well. Sales had continued until the last day. I was very happy to fly back light as Mike had to go back a week earlier. We went with four cases full of work, and I came back with one case of work. Brilliant.

There were visitors from all over the Kanto region as well as Kansai region, which is the western part including the Osaka and Kyoto area. Thank you so much.


I thank all those who purchased and visited. It was so lovely to meet you and to have chat with you!

They found good homes in Japan! Thank you so much!

The Pacific - sold

Neko kaburi - sold

Answer was in the box - sold

Children in conflict - sold

Red ridinghood -sold

Angel - sold

Tohryannsei - sold

The girl with red shoes - sold

Rabbit - sold

Polar bears - sold

Kaze no fukumama - Silver shell collection

All little tapirs have gone, of course.

And these stayed in Japan with my mother.

Angel - sold

Spring - sold

Current issue of Art Collectors' magazine is on 3D art. My work is featured in it.

A Japanese blog has also featured my exhibition. Thank you!

Thank you, people in Japan! See you again!


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Midori Takaki - Fantasia, Kyobashi, Tokyo

Hello! We are in a bullet train on the way back to Tokyo from Kyoto. It has been very hot, 30C every day.

Since we left Canterbury on the 13th, it had been hectic until we arrived at Kyoto for a short break. We had to get up at 3:50, at Heathrow airport hotel. Our plane arrived just after 6 at Haneda airport, Tokyo, on the 15th. Then we did setting up for the exhibition on the 16th, and the opening day on the 17th. We wanted to travel and to stay in Kanazawa for two nights after that, but all hotels were booked in the city when we searched for any available rooms the night before; we didn't have time to do in advance. So we made three day trips instead; to Sendai, Kaazawa and Nagano. Tiring, but very enjoyable. Then we went back to the gallery on Saturday. I met old friends including primary and secondary school friendwho I have not met about 35 years.

There were so many visitors last Saturday. I am sorry if I was unable to say hello to you.

The exhibition started nicely. Several pieces have gone to loving homes. I had pleasure to see lovely Korean ceramic artist Kim who visited CAL last year, again.

Two Japanese art magazines featured my exhibition. That was nice.

I will be in the gallery on the 31st and 3rd.