Momoko Takeshita Keane, sculptor

Premiere Air Date: 
May 11, 2014

Featuring local Ithaca sculptor Momoko Takeshita Keane, Animator Mark Simon, Glassblower Michelle Kaptur and painter Joseph Watson.

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I was raised in the ancient capital of Kyoto, Japan, and grew up surrounded by the many traditional crafts of that city. One day, when I was young, I found a piece of old roof tile lying on the ground. For what reason I don’t know, but it was fascinating to me. Since then I have been interested in clay as a material — its ability to be shaped and fired.