The University Record, July 3, 2000

Photo Stories: Visually impaired students challenged by ceramics project

This pottery piece is among a number made by children from Detroit’s Upshaw Institute for the Blind. The students were aided in their creative efforts by visiting artist Yohei Nishimura, who has been teaching ceramics to visually impaired students for the past 20 years at the School for the Blind in the Chiba Prefecture of Japan. One of the challenges the students met was to make something that feels like the wind. Assistant Professor of Art Sahashi Inuzka, who is visually impaired, will study in Japan this summer to enhance his skills in teaching the blind. Photo by Marcia L. Ledford, U-M Photo Services