Hello Atelier 014
I first ran across Decoylab’s wonderful, whimsical menagerie of clocks when I was searching for artists for my first craft fair, the Ric Rac Roundup. Maiko’s bamboo clocks were happy and endearing, much like the artist, herself.
More recently, Maiko brought Decoylab to a Hello Atelier holiday sale. The sale, which took place on a stormy night only three days after the November elections was, shall we say, sparsely attended. The bright side of that was that Maiko and I got a chance to chat – about her work, her life and her early years in Japan and transition to the United States. I knew immediately that she needed to share her stories on the podcast.
In this episode we discuss how Maiko found her calling, her move from Japan to the U.S. and how she balances work, life and stillness.
What’s happening in Maiko’s world:
- Decoylab: Maiko’s website where she sells her work
- Land of Nod: You can find Decoylab’s clocks at the Land of Nod
- Non-Duality: Maiko practices non-duality to help her stay in the present
- Great Eastern Temple: The Todaiji is located near Nara, where Maiko grew up. She often visited this, the world’s largest wooden building and one of Japan’s largest bronze buddhas.