AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

  • Artist’s Statement

    So drawn to glass and fire.

    So challenging and rewarding .
    My fascination of experiencing the fluidity of various glasses, metals and natural materials spurs me on to create custom jewellery that everyone can enjoy.
    My aim is to make unique, colourful beads and jewellery  to suit a  wide variety of individual taste. No two pieces  are exactly the same. Such is the beauty of glass.

  • Biography

    I am a maker of unique Italian Moretti glass beads and jewellery   incorporating Sterling Silver,  14KTGF, gold and silver leaf, natural materials, and semi-precious stones.

    With a B.A  University of Toronto (Sociology/Anthropology),   M Ed  McGill University (Special Education  Learning Disability),  Bond University  (TESOL) and Ministry of Education (Supervisor Certificate in Visual Arts) , my favourite subject was and is, art in all its forms, past and present.

     As a Visual Arts teacher in Toronto from 1983 to 1986,  my focus was to encourage teenage students  to experiment as they  felt their personal  creative  skills evolving, but most of all, to enjoy the process of making  something  of their own.

  • Influences

    Mother Nature and Paul MUNCK,  extraordinary designer and maker in numerous media.

  • Awards

    2003 Newspaper Articles “Art of Glass” ( Gympie Times)

     2001  “The Beauty of Handmade  Beads” (Gympie Times, Cooloola Style)

     
    2004 
    Regional Art Development Fund 
    Recipient  to attend Bead and Button Show ( USA)

  • Exhibitions

    2009 
    Let There Be Glass  (Cooloola Shire Gallery)

     2004 
    Retrospective Hot Glass Exhibition (Noosa Shire Gallery)

    Works represented at Cooloola  Shire  Gallery 
      2003 
    St Patrick’s College Christmas Spectacular  (Cooloola Shire)

    Riverside and Eagle Street Pier Arts and Craft Market ( Brisbane)

     Paper Bead and Jewellery Art Group Workshop (OMSS Special Education Unit  Cooloola Shire)

    Tin Can Bay SS Show

     2003-2011 Eumundi Arts and Craft Market 

     2002 
    St Patrick’s Art and Craft Spectacular  (Cooloola Shire)

    Works represented at Liquid Glass Gallery Eumundi

     1981
    Canadian Craft Show 
    Winter’s End  (Toronto Canada)
    Japanese Cultural Centre Arts and Craft Show (Toronto Canada)

    1980
    Festival of Friends Craft Show (Stratford Canada)
     Harbourfront First Annual Arts and Craft Show (Toronto Canada)

Showing all 11 artworks

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

FULL ON NECKLACE AND EARRING SET
50 x 3 x 1 cm Italian Moretti glass and 14KTGF $260.00

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

MEDITERRANEAN BLUE NECKLACE and EARRING SET
79.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm Handmade Italian Moretti Glass beads, Swarovski crystals and Sterling Siver $500.00

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

THE LOOK OF IVORY SET
77 x 3.5 x 1 cm Italian Moretti glass, Sterling Silver and Silver metal foil $420.00

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

SERENDIPITY
57 x 3 x 1.5 cm Moretti Glass, natural beads, Sterling Silver, Swarovski Crystal $260.00

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

GOLDSTONE AND PEARLS
48 x 3.5 x 1 cm Italian Moretti Glass, Freshwater Pearls, 14KTGF $390.00

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

ROYAL PEACOCK BLUE SET
48.5 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm Moretti Glass, Silver Leaf, Crystal $450.00

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

MYKONOS BLUE SET
51.5 x 3 x 2 cm Italian Moretti Glass, Swarovski Crystal and Sterling Silver $300.00

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

DESERT DUNES SET
60 x 4 x 1 cm Italian Moretti Glass, 14KTGF $225.00

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

MIDNIGHT GOLD BRACELET AND EARRING SET
22 x 2 x 2 cm ITALIAN MORETTI GLASS, GOLD LEAF, STERLING SILVER $250.00

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

COLLABORATION
49 x 12 x 1.5 cm Italian Moretti Glass, Wood, Sterling Silver and Silver Leaf $180.00

AKIKO YOSHIMOTO

ON A CLEAR DAY (SET)
69 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm Italian Moretti Glass, Sterling Silver and silver metal $375.00