Hidemi Asano

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Born in Japan, I moved to England in 1988 where I studied jewellery making at the London Guildhall University. I combine the primary process of European jewellery technique with the aesthetic of the Japanese tradition of minimalism. In my collections, I create sculptural forms using both precious and non-precious materials with my own recipe of powdered stone and resin. I make natural pebbles that are held secure with silver or gold. Based on the philosophy, which is also my theme, is tranquil movement and the serene moment. I am attracted to tactile forms; the softness of the shape and the feel of the surface which has driven me to the search for serenity within myself. Focusing on these experiences has influenced my design with a function of wearability. And I hope to somehow give calmness and relaxation to the wearer.

Specialist Techniques:

Casting (Resin Casting and Metal Casting) Mould Making Wax Carving Soldering Stone Setting Rivetting Metal Colouring

Awards:

2003 Commendation for Fine Jewellery Craftsmanship & Design Awards, Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council. 1994 Commendation for Jewellery. Craftsmanship & Design Awards, Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council. Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Memberships: Association for Contemporary Jeweller Clerkenwell Green Association Designers Network

Education:

1995 London Guildhall University Extended studies 1993 London Guildhall University Btec HND in design; jewellery and silversmithing

Exhibitions:

2004 Dazzle, Edinburgh, Manchester Jewellers in Summer, Arai Aterier & Gallery, Tokyo Jewellery Unlimited, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery Rarefind - 10 contemporary jewellers, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham 2003 Focus, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow Two Jewellers Exhibition, Jane Moore Contemporary Jewellery, Royal Leamington Spa. Craftsman & Design Awards, Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council, Goldsmiths' Hall, London 2002 Pacific Rim - joint exhibition with New Zealand medallists, Simmons Gallery, London. 2001 Japan Festival 2001 - Japanese artists' group exhibition, House & Garden Fair, Olympia, London 1999 Untitled Exhibition - Solo exhibition, Casa Amberes, , Schmuck, Freiberg, Germany 1996 Ninin Ten - two jewellers, Gallery, Artbox, Yokohama, Japan 1995 Yonin Ten - Japan - four jewellers, Gallery Artbox, Yokohama, Japan 1994 Primal Wave - Solo exhibition, Gallery Artbox, Yokohama/Japan. Craftsman & Design Awards, Goldsmithsf Craft & Design Council, Goldsmiths' Hall, London 1993 Passing Out, Buckinghamshire University, Buckinghamshire 1992 Space - Ornamentation for fashion and mannequin design, Gallery Art Space, New York, U.S.A. Fairs Exhibited at: Made in Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Green Association, London Costume jewellery for the catwalk - Fashion Shows shown at: 1993 Fashion Act, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London 2nd 'Clothes Show' fashion show sponsored by The Guardian 1992 Fashion Show 27th Royal College of Art Fashion Show, Royal College of Art, London

Publications:

Jewellery Unlimited Catalogue 2004 News Letter Clerkenwell Green Association Winter 2004 Crafts Magazine The In-flight Magazine of Middle East Airlines. Air Liban Asahisinbun Tokyo / Japan


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