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SFS Presents: Jiro Yonezawa Basketry Workshops Summer 2015

SFS Jiro Yonezawa Poster_4.13.15

JULY & AUGUST 2015 – Berkeley, CA, USA

Slow Fiber Studios presents: Jiro Yonezawa, visiting artist and teacher.

We are happy to announce our summer workshop series, instructed by Jiro Yonezawa, renowned bamboo sculptural artisan. He completed his training at Oita Prefectural Beppu Industrial Art Research Institute in Japan and apprenticed with Ono Makakatsu. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and has shown in group exhibitions such as SOFA New York and SOFA Chicago. His work has been shown in the United States, Japan, and Europe. He has received several awards both in the United States and Japan. His work has been selected twice for the prestigious Japan Nitten National Fine Arts Exhibit. His work is in many public and private collections such as the Microsoft Corporation in Seattle, the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Portland Art Museum in Oregon. Jiro lived from 1998-2008 in the United States and now is living and working at his new studio in his hometown in southern Japan.

Mr. Yonezawa will be leading 4 different workshops, between a lecture, exhibition opening, and closing reception in Berkeley, CA.


Sunday, July 26th / Lecture, Demo and Opening Reception

Sunday, August 23rd / Closing Reception and Lecture


Saturday July 26 / Bamboo Jewelry Workshop 1

Saturday August 22 / Bamboo Jewelry Workshop 2

July 31 – August 2 / 3 Day Beginners Basketry Workshop

August 13 – 16 / 3 & 1/2 Day Advanced Basketry Workhop



2 comments on “SFS Presents: Jiro Yonezawa Basketry Workshops Summer 2015

  1. Kathy Mico-Smith
    26 April 2015

    I would like to sign up for the basketry workshops and attend the opening and closing receptions. Barbara Shapiro mentioned today at the Textile Study Group presentation that registration is open as of today. I look forward to hearing from you. Also do you have dates for the next trip to Japan? Thank you!
    Kathy Mico-Smith

    • WSN
      27 May 2015

      Hi Kathy,
      You can get the information on the basketry workshops by Jiro Yonezawa here.
      In order to receive more information about our 2016 program to Japan, please pre-register through our site so that we know you’re interested:

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