Former Keynote/Presenter Kiichi Takeuchi has a BS and MS in Computer Science from Long Island University. After developing apps and software for 23 years, Kiichi decided to become a BFA student in order to pursue studying ceramic art in 2022. He is also in charge of maintaining and leading the study group of a 3-D printer at the Craft Center. Kiichi actively participates in Wood Firing and Kiln building at Trevor Youngberg's Anagama in Connecticut. His wood-fired whiskey cups are exhibited at the Del Ray Artisans National Ceramic Show in VA, and his presentation proposal about 3-D printer has been accepted for NCECA 2023.