About John Toki Exhibition Juror John Toki has maintained a studio in Richmond, California, since 1974. His public commissions include a mural for Oakland City Hall, and works installed in San Francisco, Orinda, Sacramento, and Pomona. Blue Back, a 20 foot tall ceramic sculpture is on view at the Oakland Museum of California, and Spring Majesty, a 24 foot tall sculpture is on view at the California Shakespeare Theatre, Orinda, California. Exhibitions include the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Oceanside Museum, Richmond Art Center, and the American Museum of Ceramic Art. In 2017, the sculpture ‘s-Hertogenbosch will be installed at the new UC Berkeley Art Museum. An educator for over 25 years, Toki retired as a faculty member from the California College of the Arts. He has conducted workshops and lectured widely: Including Kent State University, University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Art Institute, and at colleges in Holland, Taiwan and Turkey. He has served as a workshop leader at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts Industry Program, Wisconsin, and as a consultant and staff member at the European Ceramic Work Center, Holland. Toki has also co-authored three books on ceramics: Hands In Clay, 5th edition, Make It In Clay 2nd edition, McGraw Hill, and Fired by Ideals, Arequipa Pottery, Pomegranate Press. In addition to his art practice, Toki teaches at Diablo Valley College and is the Associate Director of the Mission Clay Art & Industry and Program, Corona, California, an artist residency program at Mission Clay’s - Building Product’s factory, Phoenix, Arizona. In 2010, Toki was named Contra Costa College, Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, and in 2012 was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award at NCECA - the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts. Toki also supports the arts as a board member for the American Museum of Ceramic Art.