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Yoshitaka Fujii

Yoshi Fujii

Yoshi Fujii is a resident artist, instructor, and staff member at Baltimore Clayworks in Maryland.  Yoshi moved to U.S. in 1996 from Fukuoka, Japan. In 2000, he received a B.A. in foreign language and a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2002, he received a B.F.A. in sculpture with an emphasis in ceramics and a M.A.T.L. in English as a second language in 2003.  After completing a residency in Natchez, Mississippi, he attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he earned his M.F.A. in ceramics in 2008. 

In 2008, Yoshi was selected as the Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist, and he also received 2010 Mary E. Nyburg Fund for Artist Development from Baltimore Clayworks for his 10-week residency at Tainan National University for the Arts in Taiwan, ROC.  In 2011, he won the b-Grant from Baker Artist Awards and the Individual Artist Award from Maryland State Arts Council in 2015 for excellence in craft.  His work have been published and shown in national and international exhibitions and competitions and won several awards.  He is the Ceramic Monthly’s 2015 Emerging Artist and a fellow of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi.

His current work and additional information is available at: www.yoshifujii.com