I was in Asheville, NC recently (before I went to Arrowmont) and walked through the River Arts District. There at Odyssey Clayworks I found Reiko Miyagi. I saw her work in the OC gallery and fell for it. I love the delicate, detailed sgraffito work in black and white. I then walked to her studio and saw this gorgeous work in dark brown clay (second row). LUSCIOUS! I bought a couple of brown-ware pieces and drank from my cup all week at Arrowmont!
Reiko was born and raised in Japan and studied there as well. After relocating to San Francisco, she developed her signature style of black and white work on white stoneware, as well as her work in encaustic and jewelry (last image). She now lives in Asheville with her husband and 2 kids.
She shows her work in numerous galleries here and overseas. Her work has also been juried into the Smithsonian Craft Show and the ACC shows.
See more of her fabulous work on her webpage: