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is a resident artist, instructor, and gallery manager at Baltimore Clayworks. Yoshi, from Fukuoka, Japan, moved to U.S. in 1996 and received a B.A. in Foreign Language and a B.A. in Anthropology in 2000 from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition, he received a B.F.A. in Sculpture with an emphasis in Ceramics in 2002 and an M.A.T.L. in English as a Second Language in 2003. After a residency in Natchez, MS, he attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he earned his M.F.A. in Ceramics in 2008.
In 2000, he was the recipient of the Roger Brinegar Endowed Scholarship and the Charlie and Lorita Finnegan Endowment Scholarship, which are awarded for excellence in Ceramics, and he also won the Mississippi Gulf Coast Craftsman Guild Scholarship in 2002. He was selected as a recipient of the 2008-09 Lormina Salter Fellowship and invited to become a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks in Maryland, and he also received 2010 Mary E. Nyburg Fund for Artist Development for his 10-week residency at Tainan National University for Fine Arts in Taiwan. He shows his work in national and international exhibitions and competitions, and won several awards. He is a member of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi.
His current work and additional information is available at: www.yoshifujii.com
Read more about Yoshi in “New Faces Bring New Forms.”