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Eiko Tanaka

田中 瑛子
Woodturner, Lacquer Artist • 1983 –

A woodturner living in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture. She studied under Torao Nakajima, handling all works by herself, from wood turning to lacquer painting. With the unique sensibility of a woman, she creates beautiful works.

BASED IN
Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture
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POINT OF VIEW

It is probably Eiko Tanaka’s instinct to bring out the personality of each tree. Exquisitely painted lacquer has brought new life to the chestnut wood. The attractiveness of curves by skillful wood turning also extends over the wood, creating a stunning view of the world.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1983

Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

2005

Graduated from Aichi University of Education, Molding Culture Course, Lacquer Arts.

2010

Graduated from Ishikawa Prefecture ground product wood turning technology training centre, Professional course.

2012

Became independent and established the studio “AKATOKI”.

2013-

Exhibited in Tokyo, New York, Indonesia, Taiwan, Germany, Holland, Singapore and Thailand and also provided technical guidance in Columbia.

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