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Yoko Sekino-Bové

Biography to Display: 

1970 Born Osaka, Japan

EDUCATION

1994 BFA Graphic Design, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

1998 AA Advertising Design, Glendale Community College, Glendale, California

2004 MFA Ceramics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

Apprentice, Rowantrees Pottery, Blue Hill, Maine

2004-2005 Residency, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

2009 McKnight Artist Residency Fellowship for Ceramic Arts, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2012 Artist-in-Residence, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

2014 Arts/Industry Residency, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Kohler, Wisconsin

2015 Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

2015 Fall Residency, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

2016 Summer Residency, Cerdeira Village, Lousa, Portugal

2016 Residency, Southern Georgia University, Statesboro, Georgia

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2004 Ceramic Instructor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

2010-2011 Part-time faculty, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

2017Adjunct Instructor, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

 

Yoko Sekino-Bové makes functional porcelain wares including pouring vessels, tea sets, jars, and others. Sekino-Bové’s work is often decorated with illustrations of Japanese animals, cranes, goldfish, koi fish, and swallows. Frequently the device of the comic book speech balloon is used to engage these illustrated figures in ‘conversation’. Other decorative techniques used are carvings, multiple glazes, and at times lusters.

Sekino-Bové was born in Osaka, Japan studied graphic design and advertising and later pursued her interest in ceramics.  She is an Adjunct Instructor in ceramic at Seton Hill University.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Cerdeira Village, Lousã, Portugal

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Igneri Foundation, Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Murray State College, Tishomingo, Oklahoma

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

rosenfieldcollection.com

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Southern Georgia University, Statesboro, Georgia

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Arbuckle, Linda. 500 Platters and Chargers: Innovative Expressions of Function and Style. New York, NY: Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Company, 2008.

Lawton, Jim. 500 Teapots—Volume II. New York, NY: Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Company, 2013.

Martin, Brigitte. Humor in Craft. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2012.

Sekino-Bové. “The 30-Minute Teapot.” Ceramics Monthly (2015).

__________. “In the Studio: The Key to Success: Glaze Mixing.” Ceramics Monthly (March/April 2017).

Tourtillott, Suzanne J E. 500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility & Grace.  Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2005.

Turner, Anderson. Surface, Glaze & Form: Pottery Techniques. Westerville, OH: American Ceramics Society, 2012.

 

 

Typical Marks
2015
2015
2018
2018
Til Death Do US Part
Date: 2013
Form: Yunomi
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Sgraffito
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Donuts Thief
Date: 2015
Form: Tumbler
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Sgraffito
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Give and Take
Date: 2016
Form: Yunomi
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Sgraffito
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Silver Lining Cloud
Date: 2016
Form: Sake Set
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Luster
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Childhood Songs-Tea Caddy
Date: 2018
Form: Covered Box
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown, Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Sgraffito, Stamped
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Forever is a Long Time
Date: 2018
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Sgraffito
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Sushi Dish
Date: 2018
Form: Sushi Server
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Dimensions: 1.25 x 6.75 x 6.75"
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Tea Set
Form: Tea Set
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
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Citation: Herrera, Carolyn. "The Marks Project." Last modified November 8, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/sekino-bov%C3%A9