Artists > Momoo Omuro
Momoo Omuro1969 Born in Tokyo.
1992-1994 Studies metal casting with Kitamura Shinichi.
1993 Earns Bachelor of Art degree in industrial, interior, and craft design from Musashino Art University.
1995 Apprentices in Io Keiji's forging studio.
1996 Studies glass work at Surrey Institute of Art and Design(United Kingdom)
Since 1999 Works as independent artist at studio near Tokyo.
Awards and Exhibition
1998 Jurors'special prize, Sapporo Beer Mug 2 craft competition.
2000 Selected for Nihon Kogeikai exhibition.
2001,2002,2003 Selected for annual exhibition at Watashi no Heya(My Room)interior shop in Tokyo.
2001,2002 One-Person shows at Gallery Kai in Tokyo.
2003 One-Person show at Ecru+HM Gallery in Tokyo.
Omuro turned to glasswork after working in metal casting and forging. She had long been interested in glass, and her skills in creating molds for metal casting proved applicable to the pate de verre(paste of glass)glasswork technique that she adopted.
In pate de verre, the artist prepares glass pastes of different colors and arranges them in a pattern in a mold for firing in a kiln. Omuro evinces a dual preoccupation with form and line in her pate de verre creations. That emphasis, along with her refined sense of color, results in a striking fusion of traditional and contemporary, of oriental and occidental. Omuro deploys that fusion exclusively in vessels of one kind or another - perhaps reflecting the beauty - in - utility aesthetic that permeates Japanese craft.