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2003-2005     MFA Ceramics. Kent State University.

1994-2000      BFA Ceramics. University of Hawai`i.


2019          Artist Foundation, Visual Arts Award Grant.  San Antonio, Texas.

2018          Kunstlerhaus Bethanien.  Berlin, Germany.

2016          The European Ceramic Work Center. Oisterwijk, Netherlands.

2015          The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China.



Synthetic Landscapes.  Edwardsville Art Center.  Edwardsville, IL.


Dangerous Professors:  Flatland Gallery.  Houston, TX.  (curator:  Ruslana Lichtzier)


Lift:  An Exhibition of Kites.  Artpace. San Antonio, TX.  (curator:  Bridge Projects)

Reflections  on Landscape and Memory -Contemporary Art Month Perennial.  San Antonio, TX.  (curator: Chris Ingalls)


Michi: An Exhibition of Japanese American Ceramic Artists
Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD
University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design. Warrensburg, MO. NCECA.
Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH.
Carleton College, Perlman Teaching Museum. Northfield, MN.

The Clay Studio National. Philadelphia Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.

Small Treasures Group Exhibition. Santa Fe Clay Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Love and Wonder: Jennifer Ling Datchuk & Ryan Takaba. NCECA. Providence, RI.


"Intense and Fragile:  Contemporary Porcelain Sculpture"  Southwest School of Art.  TX

"Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics"  Society For Contemporary Craft.  PA

"Taming Nature"  NCECA.  Milwaukee, WI


"Migrating Thoughts Settling in Another": Ryan Takaba & Dennis Smith.  NCECA. Houston, TX


"In Praise of Hands, In Praise of Paz"  Instituto Cultural de Mexico.  San Antonio, TX


"Commonplace": Ryan Takaba & Barbara Smith.  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX   (curator:  Anna Walker)

"Fresh Figurines"  Fuller Craft Museum.  Brockton, MA  (curator: Gail Brown)

"a considered pass"  SMARTart Project Space.  San Antonio, TX                                                 

"Emerging Ceramic Artist In Texas"  College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX 

"Pouring Permanence"  NCECA.  Tampa, FL                                                                                  


"Ryan Takaba: New Work"  Philadelphia Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA   

"Villa Finale Invitational “Art From Architecture"  San Antonio, TX

"2010 Bellwether Sculpture Biennial"  Bellevue, WA

"Earth Matters: NCECA Invitational"  Moore College of Art.  Philadelphia, PA 

"Relative Distances"  University of Texas San Antonio

"Perfectly Imperfect"  Dunedin Fine Art Center.  Dunedin, FL

Teaching Experience


Ceramics Department Head.  Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX.  (Teach all levels in Ceramics and Junior level Interdisciplinary Community Project.)


Non-Tenured Track Professor.  Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX.  (Taught in the Foundations Program)


Workshop Instructor and Lecture.  Cut and Paste co-taught with Jennifer Ling Datchuk.  Peters Valley School of Craft. Layton, NJ.


NCECA Houston.  Process Room.  The Flower And The Vase.  Slip-Casting & Building Demo. TX.


Workshop and Lecture.  Wallflowers.  College of the Mainland.  Texas City, TX.


Adjunct Faculty.  Northwest Vista College. San Antonio, TX.  (Taught Ceramics I & II and Art Appreciation)


Adjunct Faculty.  University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  New Bedford, MA. (Taught Introduction to Ceramics - Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing)


Instructor of Record (Graduate Teaching Assistantship).  Kent State University. Kent, OH.  (Taught Introduction to Ceramics - Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing)

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