Kite Biographies


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Steffi Rauchwarter

Austrian interior designer Steffi has brought her puckish sense of humor to kite designs made with printed cotton sails. Using her printing...
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Steve and Tony Ferrel

A father-and-son-team, the Ferrels have been instrumental in providing the American kite making public with quality fabric, spars, and fittings,...
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Steve Brockett

From Wales, Steve arrived on the kite scene in the late 1980s and created his own visual mythology. His unusual visual images and creative kite...
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Stuart Allen

A visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light, time, gravity and space. His photographs, sculpture and...
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Susan Robb

Seattle artist Susan Robb collaborated with Scott Skinner to produce a series of cyanotype-based kites. This work, done on the Hawaiian island of...
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Suzanne Sadow and Ken Conrad

Long time kite store owners in Seattle, Washington, and volunteers at the Fort Worden Kite Retreat, Ken and Suzanne continue to promote kites in...
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Takeshi Nishibayashi

Nishibayashi traveled extensively around the world in the 1980s and was an exceptional ambassador of Japanese kites. His creations were made of...
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Tal Streeter

Author of The Art of the Japanese Kite and A Kite Journey Through India, among many other kite books, Tal introduced many of...
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Tatsuro Kashima

A noted Tokyo (Edo) kite maker in the years after the formation of the Japan Kite Association, Kashima refined the Edo-dako and...
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Teizo Hashimoto

One of the last traditional Edo (Tokyo) kite makers, Hashimoto died in 1993. In their small house in Tokyo’s Ueno district, he and wife,...
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