Yoko Sekino-Bove – guest artist
Yoko Sekino-Bové was born in Osaka and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She worked as a graphic designer before her passion for ceramic art took her onto a new path.
After receiving an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Oklahoma, Yoko moved to Washington, Pennsylvania, and started working from her home studio. Her porcelain work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and most importantly, many private homes (mainly kitchens). She participated in several residencies, such as the Arts/Industry residency at John Michael Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin, the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, and at Cerdeira Village in Portugal. Her work has also been shown in Canada, Portugal, Japan, Latvia, Turkey, Dominican Republic, and South Korea.
Her works are featured in “500 cups”, “500 platters and chargers”, “500 teapot volume 2”, “Humor in Craft”, and “Cast” as well as a variety of periodicals. She writes articles for The Pottery Making Illustrated Magazine and Ceramics Monthly Magazine.
She sees the world through ceramics and tries to learn more every day. She has been expanding her research by traveling to pottery centers all over the world and sharing what she learns with people through workshops and classes. She is currently teaching ceramics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.