From Tokyo, Tada strives to preserve memories of her family and childhood through her work. Often using letters, photographs and small objects, Tada features glass containers to display her life’s memorabilia. “The viewers have their own personal memories and experiences,” she says, “and I hope my pieces cause nostalgia in the viewer.” Tada returned to The Studio as a resident artist after attending workshops in 2004 and 2005. She saw the residency as an opportunity to exchange information while working side-by-side with Studio faculty and artists. She focused on the techniques of pâte de verre and casting. Tada has shown extensively by invitation in the United States and Japan since 1995. She is the recipient of numerous workshop and conference scholarships. In 2001, Vetro Magazine named Tada Best Debut Artist at SOFA Chicago.