Shoko had an article published in the March/April 2011 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated about working with slabs and bisque molds to make a bird boat. 

Click here for article.  ShapeandShave.pdf

Upcoming Events


  1. “Yunomi” @ AKAR

  2. Opens Online April 25, 2014


  3. St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour

  4. Connee Mayeron’s studio

  5. Taylors Falls, MN

  6. May 9,10,11     2014


  7. Potters Market Invitational 2014

  8. Mint Museum of Art

  9. September 6, 2014

  10. Charlotte, NC

Shoko creates her characters based on human relations and things she has experienced.  “To me it is much easier to draw owls than humans.  I don't want to tell specific stories to people, I want people to create their own. Sometimes.....”

Read more of Shoko’s Statement

Upcoming Workshops


  1. Northern Arizona University

  2. Workshop

  3. co-taught with Matt Kelleher

  4. February 27,28

Shoko Teruyama was a recipient of the 2010-2011 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Grant for Craft Media.  www.ncarts.org