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Joan Takayama-Ogawa


Joan Takayama-Ogawa is an artist who works in the area of ceramics. She received her Bachelors of Arts at UCLA in Geography and East Asian Studies, Masters of Arts in Education at Stanford University, and ceramic education at Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, California.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, South Korea, Princessehof Leewarden Nationaal Keramiek Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Stanford University Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Long Beach Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, Racine Art Museum, Hallmark Collection, and Celestial Seasoning Tea Company. She is represented by Ferrin Gallery. Her work appears in over 20 ceramic books.

She is an Associate Professor of English at Otis teaching English, public speaking, and Product Design faculty teaching ceramics. For 5 years, she served as a Design Commissioner for the City of Pasadena.

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New Company: www.shibuidesigns.com

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