Leaf Vase

Leaf Vase, ceramic

Ikuzi Teraki grew up in Kyoto, one of Japan's most famous pottery towns. Although he was trained in his family's tradition of painting silk kimonos, Teraki was drawn to clay. He graduated from Kyoto Ceramic School and apprenticed for five years with Master Hisashi Tezuka in Kyoto. Studies at Banff School of Fine Art in Banff, Canada brought him to North America. In 1979, he established Romulus Craft with Jeanne Bisson in California. They relocated their studio to Washington, VT in 1986. Bisson grew up on her family's dairy farm in Vermont. "I thought that I lived on the rim of a bowl that was full of earth," she recounts. Her early experience manifests itself in the work of Romulus.

Romulus Craft's award winning work has exhibited widely both in the United States and Japan and has been featured in over twenty-five publications and books, including "Objects for Use/Handmade by Design," published in 2001 by Harry Abrams Publishers. Romulus Craft also sells their production line in the most prestigious craft shows in the United States.

text and image from Iowa Artisans Gallery

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on May 31, 2007

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