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Avoiding Climate Disaster: Artist Lecture with Joan Takayama-Ogawa
Some lucky people are born with an artistic destiny preordained by an auspicious ancestry. In the case of sixth generation ceramic artist Joan Takayama-Ogawa, once this destiny revealed itself, her passion for achieving that destiny was unstoppable.

Ms. Takayama-Ogawa is an internationally renowned artist who uses ancient Japanese ceramic forms as a guide in creating contemporary pieces with decorating and imagery drawn from an American lifestyle. Recently, she has begun to explore contemporary themes such as climate change. She also pushes the boundaries of ceramics by integrating clay with digital and 3-D printing technologies.

Born in Pasadena as a third generation or sansei Japanese American, Ms. Takayama-Ogawa received her Master of Arts from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She went on to pursue a career in the ceramic arts at the Otis School of Art and Design.

Ms. Takayama-Ogawa currently serves as a Professor in Ceramics, Product Design, English and Public Speaking at the Otis School of Art and Design. She has served as a Pasadena Design Commissioner and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Museum of Ceramic Art. Her ceramics are included in the permanent collections of numerous museums throughout the world including the Smithsonian Institution, DeYoung Museum of Fine Arts, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, Long Beach Museum of Art, and American Museum of Ceramic Art. Please join us on Zoom as Joan shares her passion for the ancient art of Japanese ceramics reimagined for today.

For more information about Joan visit www.joantakayamaogawa.com.

Peters Valley School of Craft of Layton, NJ and the Pike County Public Library of Milford, PA thank the Richard L. Snyder Fund and the Greater Pike Community Foundation for funding this series. Visit Peters Valley’s YouTube channel to watch previous lectures.

Apr 21, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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