Associate Professor John Hasegawa is a native of Seattle, Washington. John is the head of the Ceramics department at Mt. Hood Community College, teaching beginning and advanced Ceramics. He received a BA with a double major in Philosophy and Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound and a second BA in Art. He also earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from the University of Oregon. John has taught both introductory and advanced level ceramics at Emporia State University in Kansas, Worcester Craft Center in Massachusetts, Armory Art Center in Florida, University of Oregon, and University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. He recently moved back to Oregon from Paducah Kentucky, where he taught Ceramics, 3-D design, and Digital Photo classes at Paducah School of Art in Paducah. His work has been exhibited nationally and he has won numerous awards for his ceramics.