YOKO A YAMANO

Yoko A Yamano is a craft-based glass-artist and tableware designer from Japan. She creates works inspired by peoples behaviours, quirks and habits and uses what she observes to find solutions that fit her clients needs. Scientific curiosity, functionality and aesthetic arrangements are all taken into consideration. Whether Yoko's works are made for personal use or exhibitions she wants them to affect the viewer and modify the atmosphere and interpretation of the space they are presented in.

"How people interact with objects of different shape and size varies with culture and context, and I want my objects to bring out the sensibility, history and creativity of the person who use it. My objects become complete in the assemblages they enter, and that is something I do not have, and do not want to have, control over."

Yoko was first introduced to the craft of glass artistry at age 11 when her mother brought her to an exhibition showcasing Scandinavian glass in Tokyo. This sparked her interest, and after having learned the basics in ceramics and its production-process in school she set out to pursue her studies in glass. The two materials are very different, one hot, one cold, but are both common for tableware. This ment she had to start from scratch as a craftsman. Her fascination for the material and mass-produced artistry brought her to Sweden due to our countries rich culture, tradition and understanding of it.

Yoko went on to take her Masters in Ceramics & Glass at Konstfack in 2007 and is currently based outside of Stockholm where she works out of a studio shared by four, Glashyttan in Gustavsberg. She prefers her rather small and quaint atelier as it allows her to sense and visualize her capacity in relation to its physical extension. It helps her to control her workload and to stay organized.

Drinking Glass M

Yoko Yamano

Drinking Glass M

75.00 EUR
Tall Bottle

Yoko Yamano

Tall Bottle

110.00 EUR

We were first introduced to Yoko in October of last year when Stefan Andersson released his book, "Krukmakeriet" at Nitty Gritty. This encounter led to us discussing the possibility of creating a small selection of tableware together, which we are happy to now introduce. The result is a medium sized drinking glass and a tall bottle. All pieces are handmade by Yoko A Yamano in Gustavsberg, Sweden. Yoko works with a long line of shops, galleries and designers including one of our personal favourites, Margaret Howell. Her coveted designs are widely appreciated and we and are very happy to have the opportunity to work with her. We admire her innovative approach to traditional craftsmanship and are excited to see what she has in store for the future.