Michiko Shimada is a Brooklyn based product designer. Originally from Japan, she attended Parsons School of Design where her interest grew toward the beauty of handcrafted ceramics. After graduation, she worked as a tableware designer for a ceramic manufacturer in NY for several years until she changed her focus on her own line of handmade ceramics. Since 2009, she has been working in her brooklyn studio specializing in slip cast ceramics. Her work conveys simplicity, practicality and beauty with a just a touch of whimsy.