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Contemporary Glass Artist Takeshi Sano
Aug15

Contemporary Glass Artist Takeshi Sano

Contemporary glass art combined with Japanese sensibility philosophy and aesthetic by Dasha Klyachko Although records show that glass has existed in Japan as far back as the Yayoi period (300BC-AD300),  western glass making did not arrive until the Portuguese brought it in the 16th century,. It was then that the Japanese traditional glass art techniques of Edo Kiriko, Satsuma Kiriko and Hizen Vidro were developed and became popular....

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From the Horvitz Collection
Aug15

From the Horvitz Collection

Hands & Earth: Six Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics Opens at the Lowe Art Museum More than 40 important works created by 35 leading contemporary Japanese ceramic artists will be on view at the Lowe Art Museum from June 20 to September 23, 2018. All of the works are drawn from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, who have the most significant encyclopedic collection of major Japanese modern and contemporary...

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Koho Tatsumura: Nishiki Weaving for the 21st Century
Aug09

Koho Tatsumura: Nishiki Weaving for the 21st Century

“Behind Paper Doors–a series about remarkable people in Kyoto.” © Photos by Helen Hasenfeld Overview Japanese weaving is so intricate, and thus so stunningly beautiful that experts worldwide have come to both describe it and distinguish it from ordinary brocade simply by using its Japanese name, Nishiki (pronounced knee-she-key).  Compared with the simple, plain weaving of European tapestries, Nishiki is...

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Nuno
Aug03

Nuno

May, 2015 In Layering Sukesuke is all in how things show through. NUNO inserts small, light objects between layers of sheer silk organdy to accentuate the translucency. This is much more laborious than it sounds: computer-driven looms must be stopped over and over again, row after row, so that feathers can be hand-positioned. Alternatively, organdy is shot through with in-layered strips of Mino washi handmade paper or plastic...

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Bamboo Arts by Rob Coffland
Aug03

Bamboo Arts by Rob Coffland

Yamaguchi Ryuun April, 2015 Yamaguchi Ryuun was born in Saga prefecture and graduated in bamboo craft from the Beppu Vocational School in 1957. At the age of twenty-three he was apprenticed to Living National Treasure Shono Shousai. In 1967 won the Award of Excellence at the New Work Exhibition for Bamboo Products.   Numerous awards and honors followed including Beppu City Mayor’s Awards and Oita Prefecture Governor’s Awards. He was...

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LACQUER ARTWORKS by Simon Pilling
Jun17

LACQUER ARTWORKS by Simon Pilling

April, 2015 IF I WERE AN OCTOPUS… Lacquer work of ANDO Saeko by Simon Pilling   Coloured lacquers, shell, egg-shell and metal inlays Each panel 60 x 15 x 1.8 cm The work of Saeko Ando combines two lacquer traditions – those of Japan and Vietnam. While Vietnam shares a long-standing East Asian tradition for lacquered utilitarian objects, its lacquer paintings, son mai, are an art form dating only from the arrival of French colonists...

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