Shoji Satake is an Associate Professor and area head of ceramics at West Virginia University School of Art & Design and Coordinator of the School’s ceramics in China program. He has taught at Indiana University, Hope College, and Central Michigan University. Shoji has served as one of the Directors-at-Large for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Board, and he was one of the on-site coordinators for the 2018 conference in Pittsburgh. He has conducted workshops, given lectures and exhibited nationally and internationally. His most recent activities have been included in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, group exhibition at Red Lodge Cay Center, and induction into the International Academy of Ceramics (Official NGO of UNESCO). His residencies have included numerous locales in China, Japan, Canada, and in the United States. Shoji in addition to teaching, maintains an active studio practice with studios in West Virginia and Jingdezhen.