McKnight Resident Artist Lecture: Hidemi Tokutake

McKnight Resident Artist Lecture: Hidemi Tokutake

Start date

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:00pm

End date

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00pm


Northern Clay Center

2424 Franklin Avenue E
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States

Hidemi Tokutake is a Japanese born ceramicist. She first studied at the Seto Ceramic School in Seto, Japan. Seto-city is one of the main centres for the production of Japanese ceramics. In 2013, Hidemi studied at the National Art School in Australia where she completed the master course majoring in ceramics and became a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC). When she first went to Australia, the unique shapes and attractive detail of Australian flora – forms that do not exist in Japan, immediately fascinated Hidemi. Her practice has evolved from a traditional and craft aesthetic in Japan to a more sculptural sensibility today. Native plants, including Banksia, various flowers, and seedpods inspire the organic ceramic forms and colorfully dynamic surfaces of her work. In her work, Hidemi seeks to capture the underlying pulse of the natural Australian environment.