| Born 1943, Japan
Michiko Nakamura is a ceramic artist, born and raised in Japan. Her relationship to clay and art began in childhood; she grew up near a town famous for its history of over 1200 years of pottery production. Since elementary school, she liked to create three-dimensional objects so it was a natural choice for her to proceed to art university and work as an industrial designer in Tokyo. After immigrating to Canada, Nakamura opened a ceramic studio in Toronto to work as a ceramic artist. During four decades of artistic practice, her work has shifted from functional to purely sculptural pieces.