小方英理子畢業於武藏野美術大學紡織學，於2005年往美國紐約生活，並於Greenwich House Pottery進行陶藝創作。及後回歸日本，以黑泥和瓷器創作了不同類型的雕塑作品，著名作品系列如“如何保持記憶”，“材料與生物之間的邊界”和“編織的意義”等等……並於日本各地舉行個人展覽。 於2013年，創立了瓷器襟針，耳環和器皿等生活配飾品牌eriko ogata，與大家分享其天馬行空的異想國度。
Eriko Ogata, a Japanese ceramic artist, graduated from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. In 2005, she continued her study of pottery at Greenwich House Pottery in New York. After her return to Japan, she started her career as a pottery artist and created sculptures using black mud and clay. She became a favourite artist opening her individual exhibition in Japan and overseas countries with the themes such as “Remembering the Memories", "The Border between Materials and Creatures", and "The Meaning of Knitting Patterns”.
In 2013, she established the brand “eriko ogata" under her own name, and applied her exquisite pottery skills from sculpture art to everyday ceramics.