Eric Kao was the Director at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, located in Jiangxi Province, China. After receiving his M.F.A. in Ceramics from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2009, he was granted an opportunity to work in the world famous porcelain producing city of Jingdezhen. Eric returned to United States in 2016 searching for an opportunity to foster creativity in the United States and ended up in Baltimore, Maryland as the Studio and Artist Programs Director until May 2017.
With administrative roles taking up all of Eric’s time, he has found ways to be active with exhibitions in China, Japan and the United States. He has been selected as an invited artist at the Archie Bray Foundation (2011), guest curator for University of Florida (2013) and as a guest artist at the Shigaraki Ceramic Culture Park (2014). Originally from California with a passion for culture, travel and ceramics, Eric utilizes his cultural sensitivities in order to promote growth within his creative practices as an administrator and an artist.
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