Yoichi Ohira

BIOGRAPHY

Japanese born Yoichi Ohira has been living and working in Venice since 1973. His distinctive vessels are a blend of Japanese aesthetics and traditional Italian glass techniques. Ohira notes, "I would like to create work using my Japanese sensibility that is always a true reflection of the history of Venetian glass." Some of his works focus on the brilliant colors seen in Venetian glass, while others are classically simple, demonstrating the perfectly technical aspects of his body of work.