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.  

Website: https://aya-oki.com/

Instagram: @ayaokidoki


Emphasis and Accent with Aya Oki
When: , May 30 - Jun 3
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition $900.00
Instructor: Aya Oki

You are the only person that is exactly like you. Fortunately, this is the key to making unique and powerful glass art. We will begin this class by taking a deep look at what draws you to this medium. There are so many wonderful qualities in glass. Aya is curious and excited to learn about which you will choose to emphasize.

Once we’ve explored glass through experimental traditional and nontraditional processes, we will then look into ourselves once more to find something unique to share. This is your accent. Anyone can learn a form or technique. With time and practice we can improve a skill, but it is only when we strive to bring forth ourselves that we find originality. Finding and gaining confidence with your unique accent is the main outcome of this class.

A variation of demonstrations will be given to offer you ideas that will help you interact with the glass medium. You will find many faces of glass in the hot shop by exhaling, inhaling, steaming, working with centrifugal force, and then finally working as a team. Then they will find the best way to express their passion.


5 of 12 seats available.