Hagino Noriko Japanese, b. 1949

Hagino Noriko uses a technique metal-forging and heat-welding technique known as  hagiawase, a method she learned from Living National Treasure Sekiya Shirō (1907-1994). After graduating from Musashino Art Junior College, Hagino apprenticed for Sekiya Shirō. From the inception of her design to the arduous process of hammering metal, Hagino takes almost six months to complete each project. She uses the natural hues of the metals as colors to create fluid patterns on her work, silver becoming white, copper becoming red, and an alloy of a mix of gold and copper becoming gold.



Selected Exhibitions:

2016 - 2023       Asia Week New York, US

2022                    Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, Japan

2021                     Solo Exhibition, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Japan

2017                     SOFA Chicago, Illinois, US 

2010                     Art Crafts in the 21st Century–Eye of the World, MOA Museum of Art, 

                               Shizuoka, Japan

2004                    Contemporary Japanese Metalwork, Copenhagen, Denmark


Select Public Collections:  

National Museum of Asian Art at Smithsonian Institution | Washington DC, US

Ise Foundation | Japan