1964 Born in Wakayama Prefecture
1988Phar.B. Hoshi University of Pharmacy, Tokyo
1991-94Studied Sculpture and Glass at California College of the Arts, Oakland, USA
Yukito Nishinaka is a glass artist bringing a distinctive Japanese aesthetic into his work and is particularly interested in having his vessels used in the Tea Ceremony.
'The concept of my work ‘YO BI TSU GI’ is rebirth.‘YO BI TSU GI’ is the traditional restoring technique for the ceramic Tea bowl. Traditionally, URUSHI lacquer was used as glue to join the damaged parts together and finished with gold leaf, thus enhancing the broken parts with a renewed charm. I join my glass parts together using molten glass to create an image of ‘KIMONO’ .Finally, I have reproduced my glass ‘YO BI TSU GI’ as my own interpretation to emphasise and harmonise the Japanese sense of beauty.’