| Born 1944, Japan
Isao Sanami Morrill is a Japanese-born and educated potter and painter based in Nova Scotia. In addition to studying pottery with several Japanese masters, she has also studied Western pottery methods with Don Morrill, her husband, and others. She has travelled the world to study her craft in such places as Mexico, Nigeria, where she studied the techniques of native peoples, and Southwestern United States.
In addition to pottery, she has become increasingly interested in painting, and has had her paintings shown in various solo, juried, and group shows in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and British Columbia since 1987. She has received many awards for her work in both pottery and painting, including a 2008 British Columbia Museum Association award, and has taught pottery classes in various community, craft, and school settings in Canada since 1978.