Interview with Hidemi Asano – Jewellery Artisan using the Japanese Tradition of Minimalism

By Mike Sullivan Please introduce yourself and your background. I was born in Osaka, the second largest city in Japan until we moved to a town called Takarazuka which is in Hyogo prefecture. At first, I hesitated that I’d been thrown into a rural envelopment but gradually I settled. I suppose my source of inspiration […]

Interview with Kayo Saito – Jewelry Artisan originally from Tokyo

By Mike Sullivan Please introduce yourself and your background. I studied craft design and metal work at Japanese Art College in Tokyo. Then, I became a product designer working in a glass ware company. It was a fantastic experience but I learned that I would rather make something from beginning to end by myself.  I […]