Ceramics by Shozo Michikawa



The Hand and the Rope

* "When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on". Thomas Jefferson. But how do you tie a knot in the end of your rope? This is the ultimate lesson that we can learn from life. I have found myself in several extreme situations since being a little...

Giant Tear.

This is my very first drawing of 2011. Creating it felt liberating. The young woman arrives mysteriously, accompanied by a giant tear. She doesn't say anything, but her body tells endless stories of love and loss.

Welcome Rojo!

My beautiful kiln is finally home! It's like someone important just arrived. I decided to name him Rojo (red in Spanish) because of the color of his digital control panel. The photo above shows you how I see him with my eyes. And picture below shows you how I see him...

The Hand.

I can't wait to create new paper pieces in 2011. All of my ideas are coming out  in 3-D so far, like the piece above. I made this hand with the idea of capturing light in an interesting  way. Light and paper get along very well. I enjoy the simplicity of white as a...

Which direction do you choose?

← Positive and negative are directions → Let's be careful and choose the road thoughtfully, because our choice becomes a way of life and a habit. I have walked on the positive road for long time now. I can't even remember when I started doing it. But I'm almost sure...

My Frida Kahlo Dollhouse.

I took new pictures of my Frida Kahlo dollhouse for you 🙂 Dollhouses need a deep cleaning once in a while, just like regular houses. I use canned air because it's so practical. When all the dust goes away everything look so nice 🙂 Here are the pictures for you:  I...

Good Morning.

The upper piece measures 4" x 5 1/4" And vignette is about 3.5" x 1/2"

Paper Fur?

Playing with a needle. Opening several small holes on the surface of paper gives you the appearance of fur.

New Zealand Book Council – Going West

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