Aico Tsumori Japanese, b. 1979

Aico Tsumori (Born in 1979, Shiga Prefecture, Japan) is an artist who creates three-dimensional ceramic sculptures inspired by her daughter's drawings. By combining her mastery of sculpting, molding, glazing and firing, Tsumori brings her daughter's imaginative drawings to life. These sculptures are often whimsical, rustic figures of animals and humans that reflect the imaginations of both Tsumori and her daughter. Through this creative process, the artist honors her daughter's creative efforts and their collaboration is memorialized in the pieces. Tsumori received her BFA from Kyoto University, and has exhibited her artwork extensively in her native country.