One of the first potters I met from outside the MCG studio was Yoko Sekino-Bove. She lives and works in nearby Washington, PA, and as you can see, her specialty is detailed underglaze decoration. Yoko was at MCG a lot last year during the Okudo residency, as we not only needed a Japanese translator, we needed one who was fluent in the language of ceramics.
I recently saw Yoko at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, and it was overwhelming to see an entire display of her work. One day I hope to own one of Yoko's pieces, but everything I really like is out of my price range.
Check out Yoko's work at pittsburghartistregistry.org/yokosekinobove.