Holiday Season 2013

Added on by Yoko Sekino-Bove.

Hard to believe it’s already close to the holiday season again! To studio artists, this is a good, productive time of the year to make more, ship more, and make more again. We are so grateful that there are people who think about buying crafts and arts as a gift, for themselves and/or for someone precious to them. I believe the old saying “Everything we touch, it touches us”, and a piece of hand-made art is not just a property but is a reliable, comforting companion. Like a long-time pet, it’s always there and cheering me up every time I touch. My work may not be perfect in a conventional meaning, but just like my cat is perfect to me, every hand-made craft is perfect to someone. It’s more about matching chemistry, I think. I hope you will find a perfect piece for yourself, which will make your day everyday.

In this holiday season, there are several galleries that present my work. I hope you have a chance to see the new work! Please contact me if you have any questions (especially technical ones) at yokosekinobove (at) If you would like to inquire, please contact the galleries.

AKAR design, Iowa City, IA – “30 x 5 Sushi and Me” Nov. 22 – Dec. 6, 2013

be Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA – Two artist show with metalsmith/husband Jim Bove, Nov. 23, 2013 – Jan. 4, 2014 (opening reception: Nov. 23, 2013)

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE – Alternatives Shop featured artist, Dec. 5, 2013 – Jan. 31, 2014 (opening reception: Dec. 6, 2013)

Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO – Fif-TEA: 14th Biennial Teapot Exhibition at Delmar Loop, Jan. 10 – March 23, 2014 (opening reception: Jan. 10, 2014)

There will be some spectacular shows coming up in 2014, I cannot wait to share the new work with you. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends, take care and stay tuned!