Wakana Motoko was born in Tokyo in 1962
and graduated from Saitama University in 1985. In the
early 1990's Motoko attended Takasaki College of Art and, after graduating
from there in 1993 trained and worked in Japan until coming to England in 1999. In Japan she
spent three years at the Utatsuyama Craft Workshop in Kanazawa,
followed by a similar period at the Oshigahara Workshop and exhibited widely.
She came to England in 1999
and spent time working with Clive Bowen, Mary Wondrausch and John Bedding
before settling down in St. Ives, Cornwall. After
returning to Japan in late
2005, Motoko has continued to work and the small teabowl here was made there
during the summer of 2008.