Yoshiro Ikeda

Throughout my artistic career, I have drawn inspiration and ideas from my surroundings and experiences. My works have reflected the organic aspects of nature, the ever-changing weather, and the art of dancing. Form and surface are woven together, creating an endless line of movement.

An internationally known artist in clay and a Distinguished Professor of Ceramics at Kansas State University, Yoshiro Ikeda has for nearly four decades produced sculptural vessels that reflect on an ultimate harmony in nature. Trained at both the Kyoto College of Fine Arts and the University of California, Santa Barbara in the 1970s, Ikeda combines elements of Zen painting with western formalism and the expressive qualities that made California ceramics revolutionary. Honored with state and national awards for excellence as an educator, Ikeda has trained several generations of ceramics students who currently work and teach around the country.