NaomiGallery

Wooden kokeshi dolls by Jacob and Lisa Hodsdon

East Ithaca, New York · 274 Sales

NaomiGallery

Wooden kokeshi dolls by Jacob and Lisa Hodsdon

East Ithaca, New York 274 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(76)

Announcement   🍃From tree to finished Kokeshi🍃 Free shipping use coupon code freeshipping00

Find us at Asia Society NYC ~~Center For Art in Wood Philadelphia
Collectors Of Wood Art ~~Naomigallery on Facebook~~ and here!!


Our design approach with the Kokeshi , really inspires us to look for the natural movement of the wood.
Utilizing these characteristics each kokeshi develops it’s own spirit and personality.
When people look into the faces and find a connection, we have succeeded in bringing out the spirit of the wood and have given it personality.

Lisa Holt-Hodsdon is a Japanese-American artist who specializes in painting and design.
Her mother is from Hachinohe, Japan and father from Boise, Idaho
Inspiration from years of travel and influences from American and Japanese cultures, have helped her grow and evolve as an artist.
Jacob Hodsdon has been wood turning and carving for many years and draws inspiration from the natural beauty of wood.
The goal is to find, balance between the woods natural exterior and its refined inner beauty, When turning Kokeshi.

" My mother had a Kokeshi Collection that I was never allowed to play with, now having fun co-creating them with Jacob, we get to play with them all.
For me also, bringing my Japanese Heritage into our daily lives means more to me than I can ever express in words.
I feel Our artistic styles blend so naturally together in creating artworks,
That our combined influences and knowledge constantly elevate and compliment our finished work .
They really do bring a sense of peace and prosperity to our lives, as they will for you.
We both truly love sharing our art, story and collaboration with people" -Lisa

"
Growing up in a beautiful second growth forest, my best friends were the animals and trees. As an adult this connection to the forest pushed my work in the direction of wood art. Working on the lathe and carving became a love of mine. In creating our own collection of Kokeshi we've found a combined art that we love, we love making together and could not do with out each other.
Kokeshi have become one of the many great blessing of our lives, they always bring us happiness and so often bring a smile to other people's faces.
Working with my wife and sharing in her heritage, kokeshi have certainly brought peace and prosperity in to our lives and home." -Jacob

Recent winners of the Professional Excellence Award from the 2014 NWA totally Turning Symposium in SaratogaSprings, New york
Enjoy!

Other places to find us!!


🌿-Asia Store @ Asia Society
725 Park Ave -NewYork, NewYork

🌿-15steps
Center Ithaca E. State Street -Ithaca, Ny

🌿-The Huntington , Library, art Collections and Botanical gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, Ca

🌿-Creations Fine American craft
443 Hockessin Corner - Hockessin ,Delaware

🌿-Teaism Tea Shop
-Washington DC

🌿-Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd Street -Philadelphia,PA.

🌿-Pennello Gallery
12407 Mayfield Rd. -Cleveland Ohio

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 14, 2017

🍃From tree to finished Kokeshi🍃 Free shipping use coupon code freeshipping00

Find us at Asia Society NYC ~~Center For Art in Wood Philadelphia
Collectors Of Wood Art ~~Naomigallery on Facebook~~ and here!!


Our design approach with the Kokeshi , really inspires us to look for the natural movement of the wood.
Utilizing these characteristics each kokeshi develops it’s own spirit and personality.
When people look into the faces and find a connection, we have succeeded in bringing out the spirit of the wood and have given it personality.

Lisa Holt-Hodsdon is a Japanese-American artist who specializes in painting and design.
Her mother is from Hachinohe, Japan and father from Boise, Idaho
Inspiration from years of travel and influences from American and Japanese cultures, have helped her grow and evolve as an artist.
Jacob Hodsdon has been wood turning and carving for many years and draws inspiration from the natural beauty of wood.
The goal is to find, balance between the woods natural exterior and its refined inner beauty, When turning Kokeshi.

" My mother had a Kokeshi Collection that I was never allowed to play with, now having fun co-creating them with Jacob, we get to play with them all.
For me also, bringing my Japanese Heritage into our daily lives means more to me than I can ever express in words.
I feel Our artistic styles blend so naturally together in creating artworks,
That our combined influences and knowledge constantly elevate and compliment our finished work .
They really do bring a sense of peace and prosperity to our lives, as they will for you.
We both truly love sharing our art, story and collaboration with people" -Lisa

"
Growing up in a beautiful second growth forest, my best friends were the animals and trees. As an adult this connection to the forest pushed my work in the direction of wood art. Working on the lathe and carving became a love of mine. In creating our own collection of Kokeshi we've found a combined art that we love, we love making together and could not do with out each other.
Kokeshi have become one of the many great blessing of our lives, they always bring us happiness and so often bring a smile to other people's faces.
Working with my wife and sharing in her heritage, kokeshi have certainly brought peace and prosperity in to our lives and home." -Jacob

Recent winners of the Professional Excellence Award from the 2014 NWA totally Turning Symposium in SaratogaSprings, New york
Enjoy!

Other places to find us!!


🌿-Asia Store @ Asia Society
725 Park Ave -NewYork, NewYork

🌿-15steps
Center Ithaca E. State Street -Ithaca, Ny

🌿-The Huntington , Library, art Collections and Botanical gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, Ca

🌿-Creations Fine American craft
443 Hockessin Corner - Hockessin ,Delaware

🌿-Teaism Tea Shop
-Washington DC

🌿-Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd Street -Philadelphia,PA.

🌿-Pennello Gallery
12407 Mayfield Rd. -Cleveland Ohio

Lisa and Jacob

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Lisa and Jacob

Flowers
$38.00
Happy
$68.00
Poplar
$68.00
Iris
$74.00
Kokeshi
$74.00
Mr. Spring greens
$160.00
In bloom
$160.00
Summer sweetness
$480.00
Blossom
$420.00
Mr. Charming
$360.00
Bashful Linden
$360.00
All dressed up
$460.00
Golden Forrest
$185.00
Grandma manzanita
$125.00
Bundle of Burl love
$130.00
Shy
$82.00
Manzanita wood Kokeshi with a cherry wood hat
$340.00
Poplar Kokeshi
$84.00
The guy with the golden trees
$68.00
Serenity
$68.00
Manzanita Kokeshi
$84.00
Blue
$34.00
Handsome
$42.00
Purple flowers
$38.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(76)
Ivey Ao

Ivey Ao on Apr 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I'm completely in love with her! Everything about this doll, her expression, the color of the wood, the lovely painting of white blossom trees, everything about her is so appealing. She speaks something to my heart. Amazing craftsmanship!

Gamestolove

Gamestolove on Mar 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The picture does not do this doll justice, she is just beautiful! Every detail of her is masterfully painted and yet she has a wonderful organic look almost as if emerging from the wood as a new being. Love, love, love!

Herbert Imamura

Herbert Imamura on Feb 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great gift for "Girls Day", thank you.

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About

From Tree to finished doll, Finding the spirit and personality of the wood

We entered this path with wanting to work together, share in the Japanese heritage and share our story.
We believe that There is a need and always room for traditional folk art in today's modern times, it creates a more inspired society through art , history ,education and craftsmanship.
For us there are so many efforts to sustain and support wood art and Kokeshi tradition and culture.
Our approach is simply to work with our hands and the raw materials to create a little Kokeshi personality with beautiful woods
We love to look for the natural movement and details of the wood.
We are able to use tiny burls and limbs that would otherwise be discarded.
Utilizing these natural characteristics each kokeshi develops it’s own spirit and personality.
When people look into the faces and find a connection, we have succeeded in bringing out the spirit of the wood and have given it personality.
Lisa Holt-Hodsdon is a Japanese-American artist who specializes in painting and design.
Her mother is from Hachinohe, Japan and father from Boise, Idaho
Inspiration from years of travel and influences from American and Japanese cultures, have helped her grow and evolve as an artist.
" My mother had a Kokeshi Collection that I was never allowed to play with,
I used to study the eyes,look at the intricacies of the kimono and painting.
They all had such different expressions, I was instantly in love.
Now having fun co-creating them with Jacob, we get to play with them all.
For me also, bringing my Japanese Heritage into our daily lives means more to me than I can ever express in words.
I feel Our artistic styles blend so naturally together in creating artworks,
That our combined influences and knowledge constantly elevate and compliment our finished work .
They really do bring a sense of peace and prosperity to our lives, as they will for you.
We both truly love sharing our art, story and collaboration with people" -Lisa

Jacob Hodsdon has been wood turning and carving for many years and draws inspiration from the natural beauty of wood.
The goal is to find, balance between the woods natural exterior and its refined inner beauty, When turning Kokeshi.
"Growing up in a beautiful second growth forest, my best friends were the animals and trees. As an adult this connection to the forest pushed my work in the direction of wood art. Working on the lathe and carving became a love of mine. In creating our own collection of Kokeshi we've found a combined art that we love, we love making together and could not do with out each other.
Kokeshi have become one of the many great blessing of our lives, they always bring us happiness and so often bring a smile to other people's faces.
Working with my wife and sharing in her heritage, kokeshi have certainly brought peace and prosperity in to our lives and home." -Jacob

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    We entered this path with wanting to work together, share in the Japanese heritage and share our story. For us there are so many efforts to sustain and support wood art and Kokeshi tradition and culture.

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