After a morning looking at Tanabe-san's families artwork we had a lovely lunch at a nearby restaurant. During a tour of the … Read More > about Tanabe Chikuunsai iv studio visit part 2
This morning found me riding in a taxi with crocheted seat covers, which appealed to the fiber artist in me. After the … Read More > about A studio visit with Tanabe Chikuunsai IV
I felt very grateful to be able to spend a day with Morgami Jin and his family, visiting a bamboo factory, splitting bamboo, and … Read More > about Weaving a basket with Morgami Jin, Part 3
After spending a morning in a bamboo factory with Morgami Jin, I had the good fortune of receiving a private bamboo … Read More > about A studio visit with Morgami Jin and his wife, part 2.
I left Portland August 4th, very excited by the possibility of meeting artists who work with the same material I do, of visiting … Read More > about Morgami Jin and Nagai Seichiku factory
Yesterday I was in the midst of preparing to teach at the National Basketry Conference and hosting my sister and her two adorable … Read More > about Who Do you Want To Meet in Japan?
Soon I will be taking off on a trip I've been wishing to take since I first found bamboo, in 1999. A while back I contacted a … Read More > about Chosen for the T.V. Show “Who wants to come to Japan?”