Educated at the Prefectural Kutani Yaki Technical Training Institute, Kiyoko Morioka (b. 1974) is certified as a traditionalcraftsperson in the porcelain Kutani technique. Known for their ornate scenes, bright colors, and silky texture, the Kutani category is decorative and vivid. Since she received her Ph.D. in 2016 from Kanazawa College of Art, Morioka has exhibited extensively in Japan. Now an Associate Professor of Art at Kobe Design University, Morioka’s placid porcelains emulate the hues of the Kanazawa sky she so cherishes.