Archive: Jiro Yonezawa Event

Join us for a series of lectures, workshops and exhibitions at our World Shibori Network headquarters at Hilldale Ave, Berkeley, CA 94708 and the Slow Fiber Studios Workshop Space at 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 this July and August. 

Jiro Yonezawa has been a bamboo sculptural artisan for 35 years. 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, and 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. From 1998-2008 Jiro lived in the United States, he now resides and works from his new studio in his hometown in southern Japan.

Workshop Descriptions – There are 3 different workshops.

Whether you have never touched bamboo or basketry, or you are a practicing pro, there is a workshop for you.The Bamboo Wearable Accessory Workshop A covers the same learning material as Workshop B – great for novices & artists in other media such as metal to experiment with pliable fiber-like material.

Workshop Description PDF (click link to view or download)


RECEPTIONS at 696 Hilldale Ave, Berkeley, CA – Click each link to learn more and the availability.

Sunday, July 26th / Lecture, Demo and Opening Reception / Lecture 10:30 – 11:30 / Potluck Lunch 11:30-1:00. Open to public, meet the artist from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Sunday, August 23rd Closing Reception and Summary of Artist-in-Residence in California 10:30 – 11:30 / Farewell Potluck Lunch 11:30-1:00 /Unveiling of a commissioned work – a bamboo screen ( nearly 6 feet X 7.5 Feet)  / Limited seats leftOpen to public, meet the artist from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

WORKSHOPS at 1825 – 8th Street, Berkeley, CA – Click each link to learn more

Saturday July 25 / Bamboo Accessory Workshop A / 10:00 – 4:00 PM /

Saturday August 22 /Bamboo Accessory Workshop B / 10:00 – 4:00 PM / Limited seats left.

July 31 – August 2 / 3 Day Beginners Basketry Workshop / 10:00 – 5:00 PM /

August 13 – 16 / 3 & 1/2 Day Advanced Basketry Workshop / August 14 – 16 10:00 – 17:00 PM / August 13 – 17:00 – 20:00 / Currently full. Please register if you want to be on the waitlist.

EXHIBITION of Jiro Yonezawa Bamboo Sculptures at 696 Hilldale Ave, Berkeley, CA

July 26th through August 23rd, 2015 / Gallery Hours 1:00 to 4:00PM or by Appointment. Call 510-527-3432

Contact: at the office of World Shibori Network/ (510) 527-3432

Important: SFS Cancellation Policy PDF

Images courtesy of the artist 

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