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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Microchan goes to Midnight Jungle!

CBADIt's Jungle time! Microchan Bus is going to the fancy midnight jungle party this winter. Beautiful hand made work by Obitsu factory in Tokyo. Thank you for the great producer Tomenosuke Shoten.This is a limited edition of 30 as the last three, you can purchase this at http://www.tomenosuke.com/AYA_YA/ Microbus: To The Midnight Jungle Sale on November 27th 9:00pm JST

 

Let's go to the Yeti Mountain!

919a26c056a9a9c8f78c_460x460IMG_2267IMG_2301_四角Micro-chan and her friends went to the snowy mountain to meet her Yeti friend to spend their holidays together :) I heard they are having a good time. Now after the neon pink Micro bus, now new color electric blue "Let's Go To The Yeti Mountain" is on sale!!!!  Small edition on 30 from Tomenosuke store. ----->Here

And here is a big news! If you get the first Three microbus editions (neon pink, electric blue, and Glow in the dark) you can win my original painting which is featured on the header cards!!!

face=web3Days till the New Years!  Hope you will have a great New Year's eve and Happy 2015!!!

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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MOCCA Art Festival FUN! Thank You!

Thank you for coming by my table last weekend, it was great to see many familiar faces and also meeting some amazing new people/artists. This was my first MOCCA, I have been doing other festivals past years but I truly think MOCCA is very special!  I think Society of Illustrators did a great job putting together, thank you SI and volunteer team!I didn't have much time walking around to take some photos but here are some that I have and some of my studiomates photos!

photo 9Charlie Brown!!! Mascot of MOCCA, he will be part of the Macy's easter parade this year. I was happy that our studio's booth was right below!!! 1981817_10152014595893483_1499693094_n(Photo by Diana Di Nazzo)   Here is my booth! Our studio had 4 tables this year. photo 2Close ups of my booth. Lots of small books and sculptures this year not to forget Zombi cat Cookies!!!

Here are our whole 4 table run down :-)  (All the photos are by Joel Alter) 10153802_10154018488490088_552466252_n 10011467_10154018476090088_1785381394_n 1503380_10154018466955088_1423874066_n 1970910_10154018453265088_894285162_n 1375963_10154014019140088_1580757919_nEveryone had super successful MOCCA!!!

Here are some visitors photos! I wish I took more :-( photo 7Cutest visitors were those 4 ladies!!! photo 10FIT Master program had it's own table this year!  (I wish I took photos of that but here is a photo of a proud students who were selling out on their books! Good job :-))10012914_10152304750558771_5830461211914411130_oMet One of my favorite artist Ciou finally after we were in a same show 10 years ago! We exchanged the books like soccer player exchange their uniform!!! ;-)

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MOCCA FESTIVAL this weekend!

Hello!This weekend is MOCCA Art Festival in NYC. I have a table selling new books, prints, surprise sculpture boxes, and cat&dog cookies! Please come and visit! 10173554_10151957194020178_1347604187_nYou can see the direction and more info about the festival here---> click

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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!!!

Come to the students+faculty show at FIT!

postcard_frntDreams Lived, Dreams Shattered: MLK, JFK 50 years later Curated by Melanie Reim Work of MFA Illustration Students and Faculty November 9 - Dec 7, 2013 Opening reception on Nov 19th 6-8pm at Gallery FIT Seventh Avenue at 27 Street New York City 10001-5992

Students and faculty of the MFA in Illustration program at FIT visually reflect on the 50th anniversary of two seminal events in American History. http://www.fitnyc.edu

I have small sculpture piece in the show. Hope to see you at the opening!

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