Artist Yoshiko Yamamoto is a self-taught block printmaker who strives always to fuse Japanese design sensibility with fine craftsmanship. Several years ago, Nawal Motawi, a longtime admirer of Yoshiko's work, approached her for a collaboration. Motawi thought Yamamoto's bold prints would work well as a raised-line tile design. She was right. Yamamoto's graceful, swaying scenes brought the clay to life.
"Winter Cardinals" is inspired by a print Yamamoto created to be featured in the PBS Series "Craft in America" for the holiday 2015 season.
Actual tile size: 5-13/16" x 7-13/16"