1960 Born in Michigan, United States.
1979 Graduated from the Ceramic Dept. Hiyoshigaoka Art and Crafts High School in Kyoto
1984 BA from the Osaka University of Arts
1986 MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland California, USA
1986-1989 Worked as a residency artist Archie Bray Foundation
1989 Back to Japan and started to work at the Preparation Office of the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in the Shiga- Pref. Government.
Since then he has been organizing and operating the Artist in Residency at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park until 2021.
For last few years he has been organizing series of the symposium related to the Operation of the Artist in Residency and Cultural Administration.
In 2018 he has established a private Share Studio, in Shigaraki named “Shigaraki Share Studio”.
Representative Director, Institute of the Shigaraki Share Studio
Artist in Residency Program Advisor of the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park
Member of the IAC
Member of the Japan Ceramic Society.