Megumi Naitoh ( she her hers )

Artist Statement

I have always been interested in pushing the envelope of what ceramic work can be. I approach this with a sense of playfulness. I am the artist behind “Yellow Clay” production. Yellow Clay produces “ceramation” which is a stop-motion animation that specifically showcases ceramic-making processes and objects. The latest work, "Searching for Blue" was made to support Ukraine. "Invisible Structure" is a story about Asian American experience through the lens of the artist. Asian hate was on the rise during the pandemic. This made me reconsider my identity as a ceramic artist but most importantly an Asian American, and how I am placed in this complex history.


Megumi Naitoh was born in Tokyo, Japan. She was formally trained in ceramics in the United States receiving M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art in 2000 and a B.S. in Applied Arts from San Diego State University in 1995. She currently resides in Boston, MA, where she is a Professor of Art at Emmanuel College. Megumi was a recipient of the Brother Thomas Fellowship in 2013, the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Emerging Artist Award in 2007, The Clay Studio Solo Exhibition award in 2005, and the Massachusetts Cultural Grant in 2003. Her works are in the collections of Digital Craft at Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K., Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, and Gauldagergaard, International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark, Racine Art Museum, WI, Fuller Craft Museum, MA as well as private collectors in the U.S.