2019 Visiting Artist Series
In 2019, we welcomed Mel Douglas and Nancy Callan, and Hiroshi Yamano to Norfolk.
The Perry Glass Studio team was excited to welcome world-renowned glass artist Hiroshi Yamano to Norfolk. A native of Fukuoka, Japan, Yamano is one of the most well-known and revered glass artists in the world melding a fusion of American, European, and Japanese glass techniques in his work.
Hiroshi Yamano uses a process adopted from ancient Japanese metal craft to achieve a rich and complex surface that suggests painted Japanese screens. Fish are a recurring image in the artist’s work. They are his elusive alter ego, which symbolizes his experiences as a traveler back and forth across cultures. “I am a fish that cannot stop swimming. Maybe I will swim forever like the universe does.”