Visiting Artist Series
November 7-19, 2011
Hiroshi Yamano Glassblowing
Demonstration & Lecture
International Glass Artist Hiroshi Yamano demonstrated his glass expertise in a public demonstration and lecture.
A sense of refinement and love for materials pervades Hiroshi Yamano's luxurious, metaphorical sculpture that incorporates stone and metals, silver leaf engraving, glass forming, cutting and polishing. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1956, Hiroshi studied and worked in both Japan and the United States. He began to focus on the Japanese elements inspired from antique Kano School paintings, from which he developed not only an aesthetic approach, but also a personal symbol- the fish. Hiroshi has long identified with fish swimming the oceans, as he so often traverses the vast waters between continents in his own life.
Hiroshi Yamano began his serious study of glass at the California College of Arts and Crafts, continued his studies at the Tokyo Glass Art Institute, and received his M.F.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is now recognized as one of Japan's foremost and innovative glass artists.
Hiroshi is cofounder of the Ezra Glass Studio in Fukui, Japan, and helped establish the formidable glass program at Osaka University of Arts, where he now serves as chairman.
>View Hiroshi's work at the Traver Gallery website