Eiko Toyooka

Born in Japan
residence in US since 1987

I connected with clay many years ago after experimenting with different art forms and materials. I love the feel of clay. I am free to create the shape and line with ease, in the moment.

The organic, abstract forms are pleasing to me. In simplicity, the realm of a deeper, inner calm brings serenity. The harsh edges of the world are absent in my work and the spirit of the feminine gives rise to peace.

All of my pieces are wood fired, a labor intensive process that requires dedication. The wood firing adds warmth and a deeper connection with nature. The results vary with the conditions of each firing and therefore no two pieces are alike, but the spirit remains the same. Each piece brings you my expression of harmony.