Yoko Iida is a studio artist who lives and works in Pasadena, California.
Born and raised in Japan, she grew up in a creative family focused on art and design. Her work and interests often involve cultural issues and the processes of form making.
She holds a BA from Sophia University in English and Museum Studies (1993),
BFA from ArtCenter College of Design (2000) in Fine Art w/ Design track,
and MFA from University of Southern California in Fine Art (2004). Over the years, she has participated in many residency programs throughout the world.
Yoko’s current art medium is clay.
Working from her Pasadena studio, she creates unique high-fired stoneware objects that vary from vases to everyday ware objects such as bowls, platters and planters. Pieces are typically wheel thrown and/or hand built. Wares are food safe unless noted otherwise.
Since 2014, she has been a part-time faculty at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, where she teaches foundation studio classes focused on materials and processes of three dimensional form making.
She lives with her husband, son and cat.