Hitomi Shibata is a female potter/ ceramic artist in Seagrove, NC, with ceramic art degrees (B.Ed&M.Ed) from Okayama University, Japan. Lived and worked as a ceramic artist in Shigaraki which is one of the oldest pottery villages in Japan. Studied at UMass-Dartmouth under Rotary International scholarship. A member of International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), and has participated in many exhibitions, workshops, lectures and conferences nationally and internationally. The first book, “Wild Clay” (Bloomsbury Publishing, London, UK) will be released in Oct 2022.