荒木 永子 Eiko Araki

荒木永子 Eiko Araki

讃岐かがり手まり伝統工芸士。香川県観音寺市に生まれる。嫁ぎ先の義父母よりかがり手まりの手ほどきを受け、彫金の仕事を経て、手まり製作の道に進む。讃岐かがり手まり保存会の代表として、展示会や講習会を通し、讃岐の手まり文化とその技術を広く伝えると同時に、手まり作家としての制作もスタート。2015年5月、伊勢丹新宿店にて、手まり作家・荒木永子としての初個展を開催。

Certified master of SANUKI KAGARI TEMARI. Born in Kan-onji city in Kagawa. In spite of her previous career as a metal-chaser, Eiko quite naturally took up her path as a thread-ball craftsman, after being taught of its technique as well as the charm by her parents-in-law. Currently she is a leading member of SANUKI KAGARI TEMARI Preservation Association, and actively engages herself in teaching TEMARI crafting and promotion of the culture through exhibitions and seminars.
Besides passing down the tradition of thread-ball, Eiko also spends time crafting her original thread-balls with a contemporary touch. Her first exhibition as a thread-ball artist was held in ISETAN Shinjuku, in 2015 May.

荒木 永子 Eiko Araki
荒木 永子 Eiko Araki
荒木 永子 Eiko Araki
荒木 永子 Eiko Araki