Yuki Kokai

YUKI KOKAI

1973 Born in JAPAN

EDUCATION

October 1998 – July 2001 The Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College

BA (Hons): 3DD- Metalwork & Jewellery

April 1996 – March 1997 Tokyo Glass Art Institute

Postgraduate Course ( Glass Art )

April 1994 – March 1996 Tokyo Glass Art Institute

Basic Course ( Glass Art )

WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2006 April 2007 Sandfish Ltd (London)

Position: Part-time Glass Blowing Assistant

July 2001 – July 2005 Columbia Glassworks (London)

Position: Full-time Glass Blowing Assistant

October 2000 – July 2001  Columbia Glassworks (Londo

 Position: Part-time Glass Blowing Assistant

August – October 1999 Glasturm Gbr. ( Germany )

Position: Full-time Glass Blowing Assistant

EXHIBITION

May 2019 ‘ INSPIRED’ – Contemporary Glass Society Exhibition

Gallery@ London Glass Blowing, London, UK

September 2018 ‘ Glass @ The Forge ‘ – Glass Exhibition

Thre Forge, London, UK

Spring 2018 ‘ Botanical Jewellery Collection ’ Spring Exhibition

The Biscuit Factory, New Castle, UK

October 2017 Black & White ’ Arts & Crafts Shizuoka

Gokoku Shrine, Shizuoka, Japan

Autumn 2016 ‘ Autumn Exhibition’

The biscuit factory, Newcastle, UK

April 2016 ‘ tactile & verse’ – yuki kokai Jewellery – solo exhibition

Gallery Nenohoshi, Tokyo, Japan

Spring 2015 ‘ Spring Exhibition ‘

The Biscuit Factory, New Castle, UK

April 2015 ‘ tharie & yuki kokai Accessory Exhibition ’

Gallery Nenohoshi, Tokyo Japan

June 2014 ‘ tharie & yuki kokai Accessory Exhibition ’

Glass Hopper Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

April 2013 ‘ tharie & yuki kokai Accessory Exhibition ’

Grass Hopper Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

September 2012 ‘ Green House ’

Kestle Barton, Cornwall, UK

July 2011 ~ OPEN STUDIOS

Parndon Mill, ESSEX, UK

June 2011 Clerkenwell Festival London Jewellery Week

LONDON, UK

February 2011 Heavenly Scent

Glass Art Gallery @ London Glass Blowing, LONDON, UK

December 2010 ~ Present Arts

The Gallery@Parndon Mill, Esse, UK

December 2010 ~ SNOWFIELD

KOUKAN GALLERY, LONDON, UK

October 2010 ~ GLASHOUSE V

The Gallery @ Parndon Mill, Essex, UK

September 2010 Two Third of an Echo

Koukan Gallery, LONDON, UK

June 2010 ‘ Jewellery Showcase ’

Glass Art Gallery @ London Glass Blowing, LONDON, UK

May 2010 ‘ Jon Lewis and Yuki Kokai Solo Show ’

The Space @ the Lotus Studio, LONDON, UK

May 2010 ‘ RECOLLECT ’

Glass Art Gallery @ London Glass Blowing, LONDON, UK

May 2009 ‘ RECOLLECT ’

The Space @ the Lotus Studio, LONDON, UK

June 2008 Fast Glass Challenge Liverpool City of Culture 2008

Design Show Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

January 2007 Winter Warms

The Park Gallery, Scotland, UK

September 2004 Group Exhibition

The Biscuit Factory, New Castle, UK

March 2004 Islington Art & Design Fair

Candid arts trust, London, UK

February 2004 Cambridge Glass Fair

Chilford Hall, Cambridge, UK

August 2003 Canadian Gift and Tableware Association Show

International Centre, Toronto, Canada

June 2003 East London Design Show

Atlantis Gallery, Truman Brewery, London, UK

April 2003 Accessory

Grass Hopper gallery, Tokyo, Japan

December 2002 Waterside’s Christmas Fair’

Waterside Studios’, London, UK

December 2002 East London Design Show

Rich Mix Building, London, England

November 2002 Group Exhibition ‘ Six Hoppers on Glass ’

Grass Hopper Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

November 2001 Group Exhibition ‘ Six Hoppers on Glass ’

Grass Hopper Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

July 2001 New Designers Show

Design centre, London, UK

March 1997 ‘Tokyo Glass Art Institute Degree Show’

Kawasaki Shimin Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan

August 1996 ‘Tokyo Glass Art Institute Degree Show’

Maruzen Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

AWARDS

January 2001 Semi-finalist in the ‘Goldsmith’s Award’

The Goldsmith Company, London, UK

September 1996 ‘Kanagawa Ken Ten’

Kanagawa Prefecture Museum, Yokohama, Japan

Books and Magazines

2010 CRAFTS – Crafts Council UK

– 2012 ‘Kyureki de tanoshimu Kimono Style’ – Megumi Sato, Kawade Shobo Publishers, Japan

– 2013 ‘Ouchi de dekiru Kimono Book’ – Setsuko Ishida, Mynavi Publishers, Japan

– Spring 2013 ‘nanaoh’ vol.33 – President Publishers, Japan

– Winter 2013 ‘nanaoh’ vol.36 – President Publishers, Japan

– Spring 2014 ‘nanaoh’ vol.37 – President Publishers, Japan

– Summer 2014 ‘Kimono mawari kaimono cho’ – President Publishers, Japan

– Spring / Summer 2016 – ‘ KIMONO SALON ’ – Sekai Bunka Publishing, Japan

– February 2019 – Glass Network magazine – Contemporary Glass Society, UK

Works in Public and Private Collections

The Biscuit Factory – Newcastle, UK

The Gallery @ London Glassblowing – London, UK

The Gallery @ Parndon Mill – Essex, UK

Akariya 2 Kimono shop – Tokyo, Japan

Kimono Waraji – Tokyo, Japan

YaYa Kimono shop – Kyoto, Japan

Lien Te – Webshop , Japan

Para Bossa – Nagano, Japan