Posted 8 years ago
Sometimes as collectors we stumble across pieces that for some reason fall into our laps for much less than their worth.
This is one.
Hiroshi Yamano (1956-) has been working with glass since 1975. The medium drew Yamano in after he saw an exhibition of Scandinavian glass in Kyoto. Before he started to study glass extensively, Yamano took some time and traveled through Europe. He then studied at prestigious schools throughout the United States and Japan and received his Masters in Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Though he has received numerous awards, one of the more notable ones was The Rakow Commission from The Corning Museum of Glass,an annual award given to a leading glass artist, which was given to him in 1991.
Yamano was an instructor at Pilchuck Glass School five times between 1991 and 2005, and has instructed and lectured at many other international schools and organizations.
To Yamano, the glass vessel can be sculptural and beautiful, as well as functional. He also tends to incorporate both the interior and exterior of the piece, and often he finds a way of incorporating fish into his glasswork.
This perfume bottle is part of a series of pieces he made with similar construction, and I believe (but have not confirmed) they were made in the early 2000s.
The pictures speak for themselves. Size: 10cm
The last picture is a sample of his recent work, "Scenes from Japan".