As an artist I live to take what my mind perceives as beauty and turn it into reality.
How fortunate I am to have had amazing teachers and experiences! My mother’s delicate earthy bowls to my grandmother’s pottery wheel overlooking the water. Hiroshi Sueyoshi’s clam shell with white and cobalt clay swirling to form a perfect ocean wave. Michael Spencer’s “Old Man” gnarly raku vase. Walking through an art show and seeing hand-crafted pottery that stops me mid-sentence. These snippets and visions are what inspire me to pursue a career in clay.
I love art. I love hand carving, creating little funny faces and animals. I love the tranquility of still water at sunrise, the colors of a sunny day & a dramatic sunset. I love the grass growing in the spring. I love to learn. I love listening to podcasts while I work. This imagery & thought makes its way into the artistic process. To me good pottery should have depth, character & flow. My goal is to create pieces where the parts merge to form a whole that is intriguing and pleasing to the eye as well as to the touch.
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“to live is to create!"
© Dawn Tagawa, Tagawa Collection 2012