The artist, Megumi Naitoh was born in Tokyo in 1972. Despite coming from a country renowned for ceramics, her first encounter with contemporary ceramics was in California in 1991 where she moved for her college education. Megumi was formally trained in ceramics in the United States receiving an M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art in 2000 and B.S. in Applied Arts from San Diego State University in 1995. She currently resides in Boston, MA, where she and is an Associate Professor of Art at Emmanuel College.
Megumi was a recipient of Brother Thomas Fellowship in 2013, NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Emerging Artist Award in 2007, The Clay Studio Solo Exhibition award in 2005, Massachusetts Cultural Grant in 2003. Her works are in the collections of Digital Craft at Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K., Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ and Gauldagergaard, International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark as well as private collectors in the U.S.