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Toshiko Takaezu [electronic resource]: Portrait of a Ceramic Artist

New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Renowned for her extraordinary pottery and highly respected as a teacher, Toshiko Takaezu is one of the most significant ceramic artists of the 20th century-and the 21st. This program, filmed both in New Jersey and the artist's native Hawaii, presents the life story of the internationally acclaimed potter. Film clips of Ms. Takaezu at work-shaping clay in her studio, demonstrating pottery techniques at Princeton University, and overseeing raku-firing-provide illuminating insights into her philosophical creative process, as do interviews with ceramic artists Claude Horan and Jennifer Owen; gallery owner Charles Cowles; Paul Smith, director emeritus of the American Craft Museum; poet Stephen Berg; and the artist herself.
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29 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Portrait of a ceramic artist
  • World of Artist Toshiko Takezu (2:42)
  • Portrait of an Artist - A Teacher (4:02)
  • Haleakala Hawaii (3:32)
  • Early Years (2:46)
  • Oriental Influence (1:42)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (2:34)
  • Artistic Range (6:01)
  • Visiting the Home (3:07)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c1993.
Publisher no.
30592 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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