BAC welcomes our friends from near and far to a special reception for Reid Ozaki, with his students and colleagues.
For many ceramics students, Reid Ozaki
has been that teacher.
Since 1996, Reid
has taught one class each quarter at Tacoma Community College
For this exhibition, Reid
own work in the company of his
Reid Ozaki and Company
corresponds with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
(NCECA) conference, Seattle, March 25-31.
Reid Ozaki, Ikebana vessel. Stoneware. Photo credit: Tom Holt
Growing up in Hawaii, in a Japanese-American family, Reid
also grew up with the aesthetics of the garden, ikebana (flower arranging), and tea ceremony.
Beginning as a biology student at the University of Puget Sound
turned to ceramics, and acknowledges the help and influence of his
"At UPS," he
writes, "my work was influenced by my teachers F. Carlton Ball and Kenneth D. Stevens and visiting artist Frederick L. Olsen.
Kazumi Divens-Cogez has been studying with Reid
for over ten years.
Artists include Reid Ozaki, Matt Allison, Dave Davison, Kazumi Divens-Cogez, Rowena Forde, Anthony Gaudino, Herb Hallberg, Sue Hudacek, Richard Mahaffey, Kate Packard, Jill Rohrbaugh, Rebecca Smart, Munemitsu Taguchi, Charles Thomas, Susan Thompson, Erin McCoy, Mac Ward, and Jade Winchester.
, Ikebana Vessel.
ARTIST TALK: Reid Ozaki
Saturday, March 3 , 12:3.
discusses the work of his
former students, now colleagues.