Photo by Saori Ichikawa White
Maki Teshima is a botanical dye fiber artist and owner of Tomorrow Is Always New studio.
Born and raised in Japan. She moved to the U.S. to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. She studied botanical drawing, painting and printmaking at Corcoran College of Art in Washington, D.C. She learned natural dyeing techniques at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Textile Art Center, and private studios in Kyoto, Japan. In early 2021, she relocated to Denver, Colorado after living
in New York City for 15 years where she worked as a textile surface designer for various fashion companies.
She actively organizes natural dyeing workshops and teaches as a mentor at Textiles MFA, Parsons School of Design.