Artist statement

Artist Statement

Chiho Tokita’s work explores the space between functional ceramics and sculpture, borrowing the vocabulary from one to speak the language of the other.  They are forms unmoored from function but reminiscent of use.  Interested in the sculptural possibilities of utilitarian objects and the material possibilities of clay, her ceramic practice comes out of a curiosity about the language of form and material.


Born in Tokyo and raised in New York City, Chiho lives in Toronto, Canada with her Canadian husband and daughter.