Photo by Saori Ichikawa White
Tomorrow Is Always New
Maki Teshima is a botanical dye textile artist.
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.
She actively organizes natural dyeing workshops to share her passion. Her workshops are conducted in unique venues like cafes, hair salons, flower shops, and compost sites, in addition to renowned institutions such as the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, the Denver Art Museum, and the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Read more about her journey in her blog