Yoshi Fujii

Yoshi Fujii of Baltimore, MD

Artist Statement:

“Design and function of the work are influenced by my heritage. Through the search of my personal identity in the process of making objects, I project myself in the surface designs and patterns extending my inspirations from traditional wood-cut prints and textiles to wrapping papers, advertisement and even tattoos. I am interested in the eclectic inclusions of east/west and organic elements onto utilitarian objects by showing the appreciation of production practice with thoughtful designs and keen craftsmanship. The time that I spend carving and finishing each piece bridges the time that the user spends developing the connections with others.”

Yoshi Fujii, from Fukuoka, Japan, is a ceramic artist and instructor based in Baltimore, Maryland. After earning his M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Yoshi was selected as the 2008-09 Lormina Salter Fellow at Baltimore Clayworks, and while he also served as an instructor and gallery manager, he successfully continued his residency until he took a private teaching position in United Arab Emirates in 2016. His delicately carved functional art work have been published and shown in national and international exhibitions and competitions, won several awards, and added to collections. He is one of the Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists 2015.

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Closed 7/28 through 8/3:

We will be closed to the public Friday, July 28 through Thursday, August 4 as we install our next exhibition, Inspired By Nature. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 5 to 8pm!