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Joan E. Takayama-Ogawa

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1973-1978BA East Asian Studies and Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, California

1975-1976International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

1978-1979MA Arts Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

1985-1989Ceramics, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1979-1985Academic Dean and Faculty, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, California

1985-presentAssociate Professor, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

2010-presentCeramic Coordinator, Otis College of Art and Design

 

Joan Takayama-Ogawa decorates thrown and slab built vessel inspired pieces with contemporary imagery and motifs reflective of her life experience. She often uses the teapot form because of its reference to Japanese culture.

 Takayama-Ogawa is a sixth generation potter who creates works inspired by her Japanese heritage and by ancient Japanese forms. She studied at Otis College of Art and Design with Ralph Bacerra and currently teaches there in the ceramics and product design programs.

In 2010 Takayama-Ogawa was appointed Otis' Ceramic Coordinator. She is responsible for reviving ceramics at Otis by implementing cutting-edge 3-D ceramic printing technology.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Celestial Seasonings Tea Company, Boulder, Colorado

deYoung Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California

George Ohr Museum, Biloxi, Mississippi

Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, Kansas

Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

Princessehof Leeuwarden Nationaal Keramiekmuseum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, South Korea

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

American Craft Magazine. “Joan Takayama-Ogawa.” Portfolio, April/May 1996.

Clark, Garth. The Artful Teapot. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001.

Clayton, Peirce. The Clay Lover’s Guide to Making Molds. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1998

Ferrin, Leslie. Teapots Transformed. GUILD.com, 2000

Harvey, Victoria Woodward. "Joan Takayama-Ogawa: Climate Change." Ceramics Monthly (February 2018).

Lauria, Jo. Color and Fire Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics 1950-2000. New York, NY: Rizzoli International Publications, 2000.

Levin, Elaine. "Keiko Fukazawa and Joan Takayama-Ogawa: A Confluence of American and Japanese Cultures." Ceramics Monthly, December 1994.

Lovelace, Joyce. "The Ubiquitous Teapot." American Craft, April/ May 1994. 

Ostermann, Matthias. The Ceramic Surface. London, England: A&C Black Publishers Ltd, 2002. 

Ostermann, Matthias. Masters: Earthenware Major Works by Leading Artists. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2010.

Perry, Sara. The Tea Book. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1993. 

Peterson, Susan. The Craft and Art of Clay. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1992. 

Peterson, Susan. Contemporary Ceramics. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000. 

Peterson, Susan. "Smashing Glazes." GUILD.com, 2001.

Peterson, Susan. Working with ClayEnglewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.

Seckler, Judy. "Recollecting the Past Joan Takayama-Ogawa's Wit and Whimsy." Ceramics Monthly (February 2005), pp. 37-41.

Seckler, Judy. “Tea Time.” Pasadena Weekly, July 15, 1999. 

Snyder, Jeffrey B., ed. Ceramics Today. Pennsylvania: PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2010.

Triplett, Kathy. Handbuilt Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1997.

Watabe, Hiroko. "Joan Takayama-Ogawa: Japanese Inspired, American-Fired." Pronto. May 1990.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

Website(s):

https://ospace.otis.edu/takayama/Welcome/published

 

Typical Marks
1992
2008
2014
Tropical Paradise
Date: 1996
Form: Teapot
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
The Kamm Collection--Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
The Kamm Collection--Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Date: 1998
Form: Tea Set
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
The Kamm Collection--Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
The Kamm Collection--Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Teabag 123
Date: 2003
Form: Teapot
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Dualitea: Corporate Sphere vs. Desperate Housewife
Date: 2005
Form: Teapot
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Japanese American Cultural Baggage
Date: 2003
Form: Teapot
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Spice Boxes
Date: 2005
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Freudian Biomorphic Box
Date: 2006
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Tipping Point
Date: 2008
Form: Sculpture
Method: Cast, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 28, April 16, 2016
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 28, April 16, 2016
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cobalt Tea Tower
Form: Sculpture
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Photo: Joan Takayama-Ogawa
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California

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