Sumiko Takada has been working with clay for over 15 years. She has studied in Japan with Yasunori Nishio and Jun Terada both in Komaki, Aichi and in the United States at Worthington Community Center and Columbus College of Art & Design. Her recent exhibitions include “Patterns in Clay: Two Approaches” atCanton Museum of Art, Canton, OH, “2016 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition” receiving Ohio Arts Council Award, Columbus, OH and “Building”, a group exhibition at Fitton Center for the Arts, Hamilton, OH. Sumiko creates her functional work with stoneware that is fired to cone 5 in oxidation. Her inlaid pieces are painstakingly crafted by hand: first carving the designs on the ware, then filling them with colored slip, and finally cleaning up the excess slips. She also uses slip decorations and various glazes of her own formula in her work.

Sumiko Takada has been working with clay for over 15 years. She has studied in Japan with Yasunori Nishio and Jun Terada both in Komaki, Aichi and in the United States at Worthington Community Center and Columbus College of Art & Design.

Her recent exhibitions include “Patterns in Clay: Two Approaches” atCanton Museum of Art, Canton, OH, “2016 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition” receiving Ohio Arts Council Award, Columbus, OH and “Building”, a group exhibition at Fitton Center for the Arts, Hamilton, OH.

Sumiko creates her functional work with stoneware that is fired to cone 5 in oxidation. Her inlaid pieces are painstakingly crafted by hand: first carving the designs on the ware, then filling them with colored slip, and finally cleaning up the excess slips. She also uses slip decorations and various glazes of her own formula in her work.

Kaname Takada is a professor in the School of Studio Arts at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH.  His work is represented in the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Zanesville Art Center, Lamar Dodd Art Center, Ohio Craft Museum, and in a ceramic mural on CCAD's campus (Canzani Center). He has exhibited work in France, New Zealand, Japan, and the U.S. BFA, CCAD; MFA, University of Notre Dame. Sumiko and Kaname established StudioTakada in 2010 and lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Kaname Takada is a professor in the School of Studio Arts at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH.  His work is represented in the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Zanesville Art Center, Lamar Dodd Art Center, Ohio Craft Museum, and in a ceramic mural on CCAD's campus (Canzani Center). He has exhibited work in France, New Zealand, Japan, and the U.S. BFA, CCAD; MFA, University of Notre Dame.

Sumiko and Kaname established StudioTakada in 2010 and lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio.