Children Museum Show

Hello!
I'm having a show at the Children Museum of Manhattan called "Fruit Robber and His Collections"
There will be some paintings and sculptures
This exhibition is conjunction with their "Hello from Japan!" Exhibition
February 2nd to May 8th
Address:
Children Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024

I will have a character making workshop in March sometimes at the museum, I will let you know the detail soon!

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Dec 9 + 10 Renegade Crafts Fair --- booth #53

Hello!  I will be at Renegade Craft Fair with my ceramic works this weekend. If you are in Brooklyn, please stop by!

Dec 9+10 11am-6pm
Renegade Craft Fair Booth #53
Industry City Factory Floor
274 36th St, Brooklyn

Also if you are not in NY area I just opened the web store, too.
http://www.ayakakeda.com/store/

Getting cold out, stay warm and have a nice winter day!

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December Group Shows!

Greeting!
I hope you are enjoying the uplifting feelings of the Holiday Season.

This December I am in many group shows, if you are in the area please swing by :)
I am also doing a Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in Brooklyn on Dec 9th and 10th selling my ceramic works, I will post the detail soon!!!

Stay warm and have a cozy weekend!

Los Angeles, CA --- Post it 2017 at Giant Robot Gallery

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Brooklyn, NY ---- AG Gallery

Opening on November 27, 2017

Opening on November 27, 2017

Beacon, NY --- Clutter Gallery

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Biarritz, France --- L'Atabal Biarritz gallery

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Opening Vernissage Tomorrow Night!

webHello!!!I hope you are having a great summer. Tomorrow at Usagi Paris Gallery my exhibition AU HASARD DE MON BAZAR is opening. There will be upstairs little gallery and downstairs in a secret cave. Come and meet my creatures and find out many secrets in this mystical cave! The show run till early July.

"AU HASARD DE MON BAZAR" d'Aya Kakeda du 13 Juin au 2 Juillet 2014 Vernissage le vendredi 13 Juin à partir de 19h30 Usagi Paris:32 rue Saint Roch, 75001 Paris, France usagiparis.com

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Grace and Ritual: Hidden opening May 9th LA

72dpi_Flyer_Grace_&_Ritual_Hidden_A_v2Hello!I am 8 bit is putting together a group show in L.A. I have one ceramic sculpture in this show, if you are in L.A Please come and visit my little ceramic friend! You can see more info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539734432919779/

For this group show I made this "ToTai Island Cave Seal Ritual Mask"

<Making of> ceramicIt's made out of Ceramic Clay --> Black and white slip--->Clear Glazed

photo (7)Black Slip with clear glaze created a very nice deep blue. Finishing up making the headdress with colorful Pompoms.

<What is Cave seal ritual mask?!> In ToTai Island (this is my imaginary island) every house owns their version of unique cave seal mask. When there is an event of the island or the family they put the mask on their door to announce. Depending on how headdress is display people in the island know exactly what the event is.

Here is some example! marriageMarriage in the family

deathDeath in the family

birthBirth in the family

peaceWhen the Island is in peace

FightWhen the Island is fighting with other tribe

Now you can visit ToTai Island and you know what's going on when you see the mask at someone's door!

Nap time YEA!

Little sneak preview for a tiny book and tiny sculpture I'm working on now. "Nap time! what do you want to sleep on little cats and dogs???"photo (4) "On this Miss,  Nap time YEAAAA!" photo 1 (3) Sketches and tiny clay shapes photo 5 (1) Painting tiny faces with gouache photo 4 (2) Working on the drawing part of the book photo 3 (1) My cat use to do this impossible pose! photo 2 (1)

For Carrot Salad???

IMG_2593 IMG_2596 IMG_2598Mama rabbit dish with little dancing rabbits inside.I made this while ago and I'm thinking of using it soon. But what should I put inside? Carrot Salad? Mac&Cheese???

Don't cry for Miss.Q

blog1 blog2 blog3Hello from ceramic studio.This past 3 months were the hardest ceramic making for me. I was making a sculpture call Miss.Q for about a month then sadly Miss.Q broke in the kiln... Then my friend told me Miss.Q could sound like Miscue (= mistake)... I think I cursed this broken Miss from the beginning! Then out of the sadness of the loss of Miss. Q, this piece "She fell down and cry some more" came along... It's still before the bisque fire and glaze... so let's hope this crying lady will come out fine. I'm hoping for the happy happy ceramic days for 2014!!!

Ceramic friends

some ceramic friends are coming out from Kiln. I have still so much to learn but slowly I'm getting use to the process.Ceramic is such a surprising medium, especially the glazing process. I would never know how it will come out which is very suspenseful.

New Lamp Shade ( Ceradon finished, I was debating on having it just white but I wanted to try out Ceradon to make it to have a summer water feeling.) IMG_2578 IMG_2582 IMG_2581 IMG_2580 Small salt dishes IMG_2574 Microchan Torso vase + Cave seal with beret hat box IMG_2584 IMG_2585 Microchan Sculpture! planning on putting air-plants inside. IMG_2591 IMG_2588 IMG_2587