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.