Hiromi Iyoda

Hiromi Iyoda makes figurative and narrative clay sculptures, basing her work mostly on her past and current life experiences.  Born in a small town in Japan, she grew up with a modest background, finding that a sketchbook and coloring pencils were the best materials to play with. But soon she became inventive and fashioned her own toys from mundane materials.  Eventually, Hiromi traveled to America to further her education, earning an associate degree in art and a fashion design certificate from the Saddleback Community College. Later, she studied ceramics, receiving her BFA in 2011 from the California State University of Long Beach and her MFA in 2015 from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Prior to joining HCCC’s residency program, Hiromi was an artist-in-residence at Red Star Studio in Kansas City. To learn more about her work, visit https://www.hiromi-iyoda.com/.