Makaha Blue II


Toshiko Takaezu:  The OOMA Collection

Mississippi Sound Welcome Center 

September 19, 2015 – February 21, 2016

Toshiko Takaezu (1911-2011) was a Japanese-American ceramist, born in Hawaii to Japanese immigrants.  Her legendary tall, narrow cylinders and “closed forms” helped elevate ceramics from functional vessels to a fine art form.  The unveiling of the 27 works in the OOMA collection feature sculptural pieces that range from monolithic closed vessel forms to small pieces that fit in one’s hand, and vary not only by size, but choice of clay, glaze and firing method.