Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) lived most of her life in rural New Jersey, where she made pots, gardened, and taught ceramics at nearby Princeton University. But she was born in Hawaii to Japanese parents, and the landscapes and traditions of the world she grew up in had a profound influence on her art. In the late 1990s, I spent time talking to Toshiko about her life and work. We had met at the Charles Cowles Gallery who was representing her and I was lucky enough to be the intern at the gallery at the time. I helped catalog her work and began to understand her philosophy of meditation as a process as she worked, silence was at the core during this time for her magnificent large sculptures Moonpots. To close the form of a vessel demanded a type of silence. Incredible kiln firing process and unique accidental glazing process. Its years later and I still think about her and that beautiful garden of hers. -Nancy Tranter
Guru Necklace - Pressed Czech Glass in Silver with Gold Bead Caps, Gold toggle Emerald Freshwater Pearl, Czech Glass
interpreting South Asian street style and New York catwalk trends, This inspirational Buddhist and Yoga necklace is a playful jewellery piece.$58
Hand Dyed Emerald Ribbon and Silver Chain
This silver metal silk ribbon necklace is fashioned from a hand dyed pure silk ribbon, with finished edges and seamed ends. The texture of this silk is so delicate and feels wonderful next to the skin!I mix my own custom colors and batch dye, this emerald is unique and heavily pigmented. I hand-dye and sew these ribbons using only 100% habotai silk.
Rose Quartz, Crystal, Pearl and 12K gold Bracelet
12k gold filled, rose quartz, fresh water pearl in light pink, crystal, wire wrapped and linked bracelet. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower.
Vintage Emerald Green Crystal and Faux Green Stone Silvertone
Beautiful pre-1955 vintage earrings. They feature a light green faux marble like stone and emerald green rhinestones in a drop design with their original clip backs. These vintage earrings are approximately sixty to seventy years old; they are in very good condition for their age but a few scratches, surface blemishes may exist. Like their human counterparts, these minor flaws and variations makes them, in my opinion, all the more beautiful. Timeless beauty and ageless style.