Aya Oki is a Japanese artist based in San Bernardino, California. She desires to convey the real pleasure of blown glass and the sensual and unique moments of the medium.
Aya completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees in glass at the Aichi University of Education, Japan and was awarded the Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists from the Pola Art Foundation as well as the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists from the Agency for Cultural Affairs for studying abroad as a researching artist.
Her dream of studying abroad in the States lead her to go to California State University, San Bernardino before completing her MFA at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014. Since then, she has been traveling the world as an artist and an educator.