“I love coveralls, simply because they’re easy and fit my lifestyle, but I especially love Ilana’s,” ceramicist Shino Takeda says. The full-time ceramicist grew up in Kyushu Island in southern Japan and then moved to New York City when she was twenty years old. Working in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Shino’s inspirations comes from the nature she sees, feels, tastes and hears each season. Her work is hand-built using the coil method and several different clay bodies, so the coveralls are basically perfect for her. “I feel like the coverall is even better when it gets dirty with paint and clay! Plus, it has BIG pockets. I can put my iPhone in them and listen to music when I work in my studio or when I go for walks.” Shino shows off her pair and answers all our questions below.
"I feel like the coverall is even better when it gets dirty with paint and clay!"
HOMETOWN: Fukuoka, Japan.
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Scorpio.
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: It’s like a diary. What/how am I doing/feeling, what’s happening around me, season, these are the reflection of my work.
MATERIALS OF CHOICE: Clay.
FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: Ceramic nerd… all I can think of is ceramics… is this a fun fact!?
INSPIRATION FOR FALL: Nature.
PERSONAL WARDROBE STAPLES: Oversized jumpsuits and denim shirts.
DREAM TRAVEL DESTINATION: Kenya.
STUDIO SOUNDTRACK: Classic hip hop.
DRINK ORDER: Coffee day and night.
STANDBY SNACK: Potato chips.
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Photos by Dustin Fernstermacher for Garmentory x Ilana Kohn.