Itsuko Ishiguro’s Ceramic Creations

 

We came upon Itsuko Ishiguro’s ceramic creations while wandering in and out of the shops in Provincetown, Ma. last summer. We were taken by her simple, yet elegant, designs. After some simple on-line research, we were able to locate Ms. Ishguro and had the pleasure to get to know more about her. We are happy to share with our readers some insight into this very talented artist.

Itsuko Ishiguro moved to the United States in 1987, where shortly thereafter a friend intro- duced her to the world of pottery. She began taking classes with teachers who inspired her to enter into the field of ceramics, including Ann Tsubota, Kevin Donohue, and Mikhail Zakin. She attended Raritan Valley Community Col- lege and The Art School at Old Church in New Jersey. Itsuko is a member of the Potters’ Guild of NJ, which is comprised of over 70 individu- als, including professional and recreational potters, educators, and students. Itsuko has exhibited her works at several regional shows, including The Underground Potters Show & Sale (2003 – ), The Art School at Old Church 11th Annual Small Works Show and the 15th Strictly Functional Pottery National. Itsuko has now expanded her 3-D art- work into jewelry making and glass bead lamp work.

We hope you enjoy her beauti- ful ceramic artwork as much as we do. If you would like to reach Itsuko, or to inquire about any of her work, feel free to contact her at: iishiguro@optonline.net. And finally, Ms. Ishiguro in her own words shares the joy she receives from working in the field of pottery: “My artwork is contemporary and in-fused with a sense of my Japanese background. After looking for simplicity and perfection in each piece and hoping for a miracle glaze result, I finally found the joy of working the many paths towards a beautiful form.”