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Toyama City Institute of Glass Art

Toyama City Institute of Glass invited me to lecture this past December. It was really a case of visiting old friends as I’ve known many of the instructors there for over 15 years. TIG has long been a leader in glass education in Japan and have invited artists from around the world to lecture and demonstrate at their excellent facilities. The Head Instructor of TIG Ryoji Shibuya is also a practicing artist as is Senior Instructor Jin Hongo and Instructor Makiko Nakagami/Ivy. Visiting Instructors Lada Semecka from the Czech Republic is teaching casting and Robert Lewis from the USA has been teaching glassblowing at TIG. Other teaching assistant staff are Mami Tokizawa and Chicaco Ogawa. I will introduce Makiko Nakagami/Ivy’s and Mami Tokizawa’s works along with TIG Advanced Research Student Work and TIG 2008 Graduation Works first and add images of the other instructors soon.

Makiko Nakagami

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Mami Tokizawa

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Ai Umino

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Kyoko Sano

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Erika Asano

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Marie Imai

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Fumi Amano

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Saki Nishio

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Tae Kajita

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Tamaki Yamamoto

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TIG 2008 Graduation Work

Hiroyuki Kawaharabayashi

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Itsuku Hosokawa

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Kao Asada

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Kazuya Yoshimura

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Kei Yamaguchi

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Keiko Yoshimura

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Kouhei Kishimoto

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Runa Kosogawa

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Youhei Goto

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Itaru Miyazaki

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Haruka Ishizuka

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