John Toki is among the most revered contemporary sculptors in the bay area. His enormous abstract, spiritually-charged sculptures tower over visitors. They murmur quietly, speculating the weight of these magical and monumental figures. The forms in his pieces are best characterized as semi-abstract, decorated with intimate detail and texture. Toki comes from a family that valued education and art, encouraging him to be the hard-working creative entrepreneur that he is today. Receiving his BFA at CSU Hayward and his MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts, John went on to be the president and owner of Leslie Ceramic Supply Company. His work has been exhibited in galleries across the United States, and he has been commissioned in Berkeley, Oakland, and Sacramento. An inventor, an author, an international lecturer, a CEO, and acclaimed artist, Toki is a visionary who continues to impact the ceramics movement in beautiful and inspiring ways.