Inventory Magazine: Shino Takeda.
"Shino Takeda grew up in Japan on the southern island of Kyushu, where, by way of her family and community, she was surrounded by a rich history in ceramics and art. It was only after relocating to New York City that Shino began creating pottery under her own name, and by doing so began to pursue a profession that was deeply rooted in the Japanese traditions of her past." Read more here.
Kansas Quilt by Maura Grace Ambrose.
"The design was inspired by the great plains of Kansas where the land gradually rises from East to West. The strips of fabric in the quilt mimic rows of wheat, sorghum, and sunflower crops. The five columns in the quilt create a middle row representing the geographical location of Kansas within the United States between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans."