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— by Susan Wallner, JerseyArts.com: “You know, there is always such as thing as timing. And if you let yourself, allow yourself to work on timing, you really get it.” Toshiko Takaezu, the great ceramic artist who lived and worked in New Jersey for most of her life, was full of wise observations such as this. It was one of the reasons why so many people were deeply drawn to and influenced by her. I count myself among them. A documentary about her was my first big project as a producer…

Now, an exhibit at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University features 17 artists linked by the experience of working with Takaezu. These artists worked intensively with her in one or more capacities: as a studio assistant, a year-long apprentice, or a student at Princeton University, where she taught a legendary pottery class for 25 years. Located at the Arts Garage in Atlantic City, “Collective Identity: The Legacy of Apprenticeship Under Toshiko Takaezu” includes large-scale ceramic pieces by the master as well…

Image courtesy of the Noyes Museum of Art

April 30, 2019