Berkeley, CA—Leah Bowring received her BA in ceramics and BFA in graphic design from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri in 2011. During her undergraduate study, she spent a year in Tokyo studying Japanese language, historical ceramics, traditional theater and architecture. She was a pupil of Koiichi Koyama, an accomplished Japanese potter. She conducted personal research studying traditional Japanese kilns and wares, traveling throughout Japan while she taught English in the time between her formal degrees. She recently received her MFA in ceramics in May 2015 and now lives in Oakland, California. As an impassioned educator, she enjoys teaching all ages and settings including community studios, camps for children, and at the university.
Learn more at leahbowring.com
Over-Easy Project Details:
- The Cause: Arts & Culture
- The Project: Document Leah working in her studio. Images will be used to promote her ceramic business, Tent Studios
- The Award: On-site photography in Berkeley, CA and editing