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Toshiko Takaezu papers, 1937-2010

Takaezu, Toshiko, 1922-2011

Ceramicist, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 22.5 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, exhibition files, artists' files, estate records, photographs, artwork, printed material, and audio visual material documenting Toshiko Takaezu's career as a ceramicist.

Biographical/Historical Note

Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) was a ceramicist in Quakertown, N.J. Birthdate cited as both 1922 and 1929.


Donated 1978 and 2006 by Toshiko Takaezu and in 2013 and 2020 by Don Fletcher, a friend of Takaezu's.


Funding for the preservation and transfer of motion picture film provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Collection is being processed and digitized and is CLOSED to researchers.

Takaezu's glaze recipes and formulas ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission.

How to Cite This Collection

Toshiko Takaezu papers, 1937-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.