Mika Negishi Laidlaw is an associate professor of art and ceramics at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her voluptuous sculptural and functional forms have been included in exhibitions such as Seven-Year Itch, Carnegie Center for Art, Mankato, MN; Immigrant Impact, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL; 2010 International Orton Cone Box Show, Holt/Russell Gallery, Baldwin, KS; 8 Fluid Ounces, Glassell Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; and Art of Fine Craft, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE.