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Artist Yoshiko Yamamoto is a self-taught block printmaker who strives always to fuse Japanese design sensibility with fine craftsmanship. Several years ago, Nawal Motawi, a longtime admirer of Yoshiko’s work, approached her for a collaboration. Motawi thought Yamamoto’s bold prints would work well as a raised-line tile design. She was right. Yamamoto’s graceful, swaying scenes brought the clay to life.
“Winter Cardinals” is inspired by a print Yamamoto created to be featured in the PBS Series “Craft in America” for the 2015 holiday season.
Display Easel: The steel display easel shown in this photo is sold separately. Click here to purchase.
About Motawi Tileworks“The team at Motawi Tileworks is passionate about making great tile while spreading positivity and sharing our experience. Our company was founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi, who started making tiles in her garage and selling them at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market next to the rutabaga sellers. More than 30 of us now make tiles in a 12,900 square foot studio. Nawal’s motto is: It’s fun to be good (at what you do)!”
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