About Keiko Inouye
Keiko studied pottery at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and went on to be the First Apprentice to Kaitaro Kojima in Soja, Japan. Kaitaro Kojima is well known as the First Apprentice to the son of Japanese National Living Treasure, Kei Fujiwara.
After her 4 year apprenticeship she became “inchininmae” and was given her own symbol as a mark of pottery mastery. The signature is derived from her last name and the Japanese kanji for water well. She has had two exhibitions in both Japan and the US.
Keiko Inouye currently works and resides in New Jersey where her pottery has been adopted by some of the finest restaurants such as Common Lot, Fascino, Heirloom Kitchen, Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen, Pig & Prince, The Ryland Inn and Viaggio.