Japanese Metal Work Past and Present

●November 2 to 20, 2006

Artist in Residence 2006   ー Ford Hallam

After studying jewelry design in South Africa, Ford Hallam went to the UK to look for an opportunity to learn Japanese metal work. He was awarded the coveted Winston Churchill Travelling Scholarship in 1993, which took him to Japan to study under Koshiro Izumi, a renowned metal work artist in the Japanese tradition. Winning a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Culture, he returned to Japan the following year for further study with Izumi-sensei and a bond between the Japanese master and his South African pupil was firmly established.

Ford Hallam has an international reputation as a leading artist in the field of traditional Japanese metalwork, while also pushing the boundaries of the art beyond the Japanese tradition.

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