Yoko Sekino-Bové began her artistic studies as a graphic designer, receiving her B.F.A. from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan. Additionally, she received an A.A. degree in advertising design from Glendale Community College in California and an M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She currently teaches ceramics and Japanese brush painting classes at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and at the Pittsburgh Japanese School in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania. Sekino-Bové has lectured and demonstrated extensively on surface decoration techniques along the east coast. Her functional wares have been featured in such publications as Surface Designs for Ceramics, 500 Plates and Chargers,500 Cups,(all Lark Books) and Clay Times. Additionally, her work has been exhibited in such shows as Echoes and Whispers, at The Clay Place, Carnegie, Pennsylvania; Flora and Fauna, Isadora Gallery, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Starbrick Clay National Cup Show, Starbrick Clay, Nelsonville, Ohio; Feats of Clay XXII, Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, California; Winterfest 2008, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland; and Mondrian Goes Flowers, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.