Esther Shimazu

Kailua, Hawaii



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Studio Description:
Born and raised in Honolulu, now lives in Kailua on Oahu.  Two and a half years at the University of Hawaii/Manoa, BFA and MFA from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.  Studio artist, teaches workshops now and then.



Clay is the ideal material for someone with durability issues, a nerdy interest in nature and history and a large expressive family. It all comes together in a perfect storm of obsessive construction, problem-solving and self-therapy. The imagery is from a messy but happy childhood in a predominantly Asian neighborhood in laid back Hawaii. The pieces are made in collaboration with clay and are voluminously hollow, nude and bald to stick to basics and their pottery origins.