Yutaka Kawahito was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan. He moved to the United States in 2000, and in 2006 he earned a BA in Cinema from San Francisco State University. Between 2009 and 2012, Yutaka held various positions at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, which gave him a diversified perspective on art-making. He graduated from Yale University School of Art with an MFA in Sculpture in 2014. Yutaka has been the recipient of residencies and fellowships including Skowhegan School and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. He currently lives and works in Kunia, HI.
Yutaka's Upcoming Workshops
Students are new to ceramics and have no formal training.
Students have a basic understanding of forming techniques, such as throwing and hand building. Students have taken one or two ceramics classes or workshops.
Jun 3 - 14, 2024
9AM - 5PM
Path into Practice: Wheel Throwing and the Creative Process
This beginner-friendly workshop focuses on developing basic and intermediate wheel throwing, surface treatment, and firing skills, aligning them with key elements of the creative process. Covering the basic skills of centering, throwing off the hump, and teapot assembly, the course meets individual participants where they are, giving them new perspectives to broaden their creative horizons. Sources of inspiration and personal creative growth accompany skill building through discussions about observation, time, energy, and focus. Daily demonstration, sketching, practice, and assessment help students expand their practices. This course aligns the how and why in service of fresh directions and an open mind.