Mariko A. Brown is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute where she received her B.F.A. in ceramics. Mariko’s combination of surface and form are inspired by Ming Dynasty porcelain wares and Iznik ceramics, in addition to imagery found on Middle Eastern textiles. Mariko’s continued fascination with creating pottery comes from her desire to create objects that are not only functional but visually appealing. She is currently living in the Chicago land area where she is teaching ceramics and maintaining an active studio practice.