KURAMOTO,
Yoko

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At a time when I was making blown glass pieces but looking for something fresher, by trial and error I happened to discover the technique of fusing. I found that it produced a completely different effect from blown glass and decided to shift the focus of all my art to kiln work and fusing. Blown glass produces a feeling of dynamic energy, while kiln work is more like a still image, which draws the eye to both the outer and inner detail. Every material has its own rich color and texture, whether wood, stone, or steel, for example. I work with glass to bring out new colors and textures to try to create a deep, rich still image.



ID :   92
Name :   KURAMOTO, Yoko
Birthplace :   Ehime
Zip :   4010511
Place of Residence :   3286 Shibokusa Oshino Minamitsuru-gun Yamanashi Japan
Tel :   81-555-84-4501
E-Mail :   yokglass@mfi.or.jp
Studio :   YOKO KURAMOTO GLASS STUDIO
Studio Zip :   4010511
Studio Address :   3286 Shibokusa Oshino Minamitsuru-gun Yamanashi Japan
Studio Tel :   81-555-84-4501
Studio Fax :   81-555-84-4501
Belonging Organization 1 :   Japan Glass Artcrafts Association
Belonging Organization 2 :   Glass Art Society
Career: Education 1 :   1972 Graduated Musashino Art University (Tokyo)
Career: Education 2 :   1980 Pilchuck Glass School
Career: Education 3 :   1995 Artist in Residence at Musse-Atelier du Verre de Sars-Poteries(France)
Career: Teaching 1 :   1989 Fusing Workshop at Sydney College of The Art
Career: Glass Related 1 :   1982 Joined Ito Glass Studio
Career: Glass Related 2 :   1986-1995 Designer, Marti Glass Co.Ltd
Awards and Prizes: Contest 1 :   1975 'De beers Diamond Contest' First Prize
Awards and Prizes: Contest 2 :   1988 'The International Exhibition of Glass Craft '88' Fine Work (Kanazawa)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 3 :   1990 'Glass '90 in Japan' Asahi Shinbunsha prize, Odakyu Grand Gallery (Tokyo)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 4 :   1996 'Competition For Cake Vesseles' Grand Prize (Sapporo)
Exhibition: One-Man 1 :   1981 Takashimaya (Yokohama)
Exhibition: One-Man 2 :   1985-87,90,93-95 Isetan Fine Art Salon (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 3 :   1992 Studio Com.Tachikichi (Kyoto)
Exhibition: One-Man 4 :   1994 The Glass Gallery, Bethesda (USA)
Exhibition: One-Man 5 :   1995,2000,03 Gallery Nakama (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 6 :   1995 Nanorium (Yamanashi)
Exhibition: One-Man 7 :   2000 Le Pontil, Dieulefit (France)
Exhibition: One-Man 8 :   2003 Gallery Kurimoto (Nagoya)
Exhibition: One-Man 9 :   2004 Gallery Tanaka (Matsuyama)
Exhibition: Invitation 1 :   1985 'Glass From Japan' Badishes Landesmuseum Karlsruh (Germany)
Exhibition: Invitation 2 :   1988 'World Glass Now '88' Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo)
Exhibition: Invitation 3 :   1989 'Glass Art From Japan' Sao Paulo Museum (Brazil)
Exhibition: Invitation 4 :   1990 'Glass Art '90' Hakone Open-Air Museum (Kanagawa)
Exhibition: Invitation 5 :   1991 'World Glass Now '91' Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo)
Exhibition: Invitation 6 :   1992 'Glass Jewelry Show' Goldschmidehaus in Hanau (Germany)
Exhibition: Invitation 7 :   1993 'New Glass in Japan' Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf (Germany)
Exhibition: Invitation 8 :   1997 Fuji-Seoul, It's Horizontal and Vertical, Ilmin Museum of Art (Korea)
Exhibition: Invitation 9 :   1997 'Made in Japan' Glass Museum Ebeltoft (Denmark)
Exhibition: Invitation 10 :   1998 Contemporary Japanese Glass: One Aspect, GAS in seto Aichikentojishiryoukan (Aaichi)
Exhibition: Invitation 11 :   1999 '2000 Years of Japanese Glass: From the Yayoi Pieriod to the Present Day' Suntory Museum (Tokyo, Osaka)
Exhibition: Invitation 12 :   2001 'An Exhibition of Eight Leading Japanese and Korean Artist' Fujiyoshida History Museum (Yamanashi)
Exhibition: Invitation 13 :   2001 'Contemporary Fragrance Vesseles IV' The Museum of Fragrance, Toyoda (Shizuoka)
Exhibition: Invitation 14 :   2004 'Glass Works' Takumi Studio (Gifu)
Exhibition: Others 1 :   1986 'Glass Jewelry Exhibition Glas des 20 Jahrhanderts' (Munich, Germany)
Exhibition: Others 2 :   1987 'Japanese Studio Glass Art Exhibition' Heller Gallery (USA)
Exhibition: Others 3 :   1990 'Glass Jewelry Show' Ikebukuro Seibu (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Others 4 :   1995 'Le printemps japonais du verre' with Makoto Ito, Musse du Verre de Sars-Poteries (France)
Exhibition: Others 5 :   2001 'MAKOTO ITO & YOKO KURAMOTO' Chappelle Gallery (NY, USA)
Exhibition: Others 6 :   1981,84,87,90,93,96,99, Glass in Japan (Tokyo)
Commisions in Architecture 1 :   Hotel Okura
Commisions in Architecture 2 :   TBS Shimoda Club
Commisions in Architecture 3 :   Koujimachikaikan
Commisions in Architecture 4 :   Tokyu Hotel
Commisions in Architecture 5 :   2002 Hotel Brilante, Saitama Shintoshin
Collections 1 :   Corning Museum of Glass (Corning U.S.A)
Collections 2 :   Glass Museum (Ebeltoft Denmark)
Collections 3 :   Dusseldolf Museum (Germany)
Collections 4 :   Musse du Verre de Sars-Poteries (France)
Collections 5 :   The Museum of Fragrance, Toyoda (Shizuoka)
Bibliography 1 :   How to Become Artist' Perikansya
Bibliography 2 :   1994 'Autumn Glass & Art' Yuushisya
Bibliography 3 :   1998 'Nagomi' Tankousya
Bibliography 4 :   Quarterly 'Art in Musashino' No.85