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Studio ‘Chonankyo’, 1536 Oiwata, Tuchiura-city, Ibaragi-ken. 300-0835

telephone/fax 029- 826- 4550
email: km_stella @activemail.jp
date of birth: 1957 Tuchiura city, Ibaragi
education & training 1977-1980, Bunka Women’s University, Costume
Knitting and dye techniques were self-taught
solo exhibitions: 1991, Knitted works, Gallery Nagaremo, Tuchiura city
1991, ‘Plangi’, Komaru Resouce Centre, Ibaragi
1992, ‘Plangi’, Tokyo Textile Institute
1995, Knitted works, Gallery Senbikiya, Tokyo
1999 & 2002, Knitted works, Gallery Hiyoshi, Saitama
group exhibitions

1988, Natural dye, Komaru Resource Centre, Ishioka city
1989, Ai iroiro (indigo blue) , Gallery Kuraya, Tuchiura city
1989, Natural dye II by three makers, Komaru Resource Centre, Ishioka city
1990, ‘Kusaha no Tami’ (Two persons), Gallery Quest, Tokyo
1991-1993, Felt making class display, Tokyo Textile Institute
1994, ‘Four views’ (4view points) by four felt makers, Tokyo Textile Institute
1994, Yoreisha Summer Exhibition, Gallery Doma, Tokyo
1998, ‘Fukunokai’ by six artists, Tokyo Textile Institute
1999, ‘Following a history of felt making culture in the Central Asia’ by Felt making research group-‘Fulzen’, Tokyo Textile Institute

open studio events : 1998-2003 & 2005 ‘From my Drawers’, at my studio ‘Chonankyo’
short courses & workshops

‘Felt making’, Tokyo Textile Institute
1991 & 1992 Workshop ‘Fushiginoiroito’

study trips & conferences: 

1994 ‘International Felt making Conference’ held in UK
1996 ‘Felt making workshop’ held in Turkey
1997 travelled to Pamirs in China and saw nomadic people’s culture and their life.
2000 travelled to Pakistan & Afghanistan border area.

work experience:

Full time maker producing one off pieces and selling mainly through exhibitions, open studio eventsand private commissions.
1997, set up Studio ‘Chonankyo’.