Finding and feeling beauty will shine our lives.
This is Mitsuko Teramae°«s motto in her creative
life. When she got to know about kaleidoscopes,
she found another possibility to bring enjoyment
to our lives through producing beautiful Kutani
ware kaleidoscopes. Kutani ware has 350 year
long tradition and has been loved and admired
by Japanese people for a long time. It is famous
for gorgeous hand painted colors that adorn the
vases, dishes, cups or various figures. Mitsuko
Teramae is a designer of Kutani ware and she
turns highly artistic vases into beautiful kaleidoscopes.
She also creates wearable Kutani pendants with
both new and traditional patterns on them and
they are also kaleidoscopes!
She hopes to introduce beauty of Kutani ware
to the people around the world and is very active
attending several shows abroad. She attended
the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society convention
in 2006 for the first time.