Momokoya News

Master-Apprentice Artist Award Program 

I am very pleased to announce that I have awarded a grant as one of the 2021 Master-Apprentice Artist award program from Southwest Folklife Alliance in Tucson, AZ.

From the website: Momoko Okada is a Tucson-based metalsmith originally from Hokkaido, Japan. After pursuing art degrees abroad, Momoko reconnected with tradition by apprenticing with the last kashima-style Nunome master, Master Kashima, in 2004. Since then, she’s worked to spread the use of traditional Japanese metalsmithing techniques worldwide. She will work with Melanie Nelson to share Kaga and Nunome inlays, raising techniques, and design tools.

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