Resident Artists studios are available for short and long-term residencies. Contact us for details.
We're delighted to introduce Yoshi Fuji, our short-term resident artist for September!
Yoshi is a resident artist, instructor, and gallery manager at Baltimore Clayworks in Maryland. Originally from Fukuoka, Japan, Yoshi moved to the U.S. in 1996 and received a B.A. in foreign language and a B.A. in anthropology in 2000 from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition, he received a B.F.A. in sculpture with an emphasis in ceramics in 2002 and an M.A.T.L. in English as a second language in 2003. After a residency in Natchez, MS, he attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he earned his M.F.A. in ceramics in 2008.
Yoshi writes about his work: Design and function of the work are influenced by my heritage. Porcelain and translucent glazes, such as celadon, historically sustain value and suggest the fascination toward elegance and beauty. In the forms of function, I always reference what I saw on the table as I grew up, the seasonal dishes served, and even the relationships with viewer/user. Through the search of my personal identity in the process of making objects, I project myself in the surface designs and patterns, extending my inspirations from traditional wood-cut prints and textiles to wrapping papers, advertisement and even tattoos.
December, 2014-May 2015
BFA Studio Art, Adrian College
MFA Ceramics, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2013