Makiko Tada

Makiko Tada

Tokyo, Japan Makiko Tada of Japan is a master craftsperson with over 45 years experience as an internationally recognized Kumihimo teacher. She is a braider, designer, researcher and lecturer at Kyoto Institute of Technology. She is the author of Comprehensive Treatise of Braids 1 to 7, along with other books and publications. Her research into […]

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Maureen Shankey

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA Maureen Shankey is an award-winning jewelry artist and educator and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry & Metalwork. She was born in Charlotte, NC but many moves meant she called no place home until recently following a move to St. Petersburg, FL. Shankey creates jewelry and vessels in […]

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