Shoko Teruyama grew up in Mishima, Japan. She earned a BA in education and taught elementary school before coming to the United States to study art at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1997. Shoko received her MFA in ceramics in the fall of 2005 from Wichita State University. She finished a three-year residency at the Penland School of Crafts in 2008 and is now a studio artist in Alfred, NY.
Shoko's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jul 25 - Aug 5, 2022
Scratching the Surface
In order to develop depth in low-fire pottery surfaces, one cannot rely on the firing process alone. The surface must be activated through mark-making and layering glazes. Participants explore these challenges by using the decorating technique of sgraffito and layering multiple translucent glazes. The course looks at pottery decoration through history and inspires students to develop their own personal motifs. Coil-building and bisque mold techniques are demonstrated.