|Profile of Ms. Michiko Hatada|
|Photographs of Glass Artifacts Created by Michiko Hatada(Revised June 28, 2009)|
|Guide to Exhibitions|
|Essays(Revised m R, 2012)|
|Related Links Revised October 30, 2008|
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Message from Michiko HATADA, Michiko HATADA Glass Art Studio
My long-cherished desire came true when I was able to open a glass art studio on the 9th floor of an 11-storey condominium, located in Minoh, Osaka Prefecture, commanding a good view of a beautiful mountain range rich with nature. Fascinated by trees and flowers decorating the mountainside and by clouds flowing before my eyes which all change from time to time with the transition of seasons, I always feel I am in a different world like an air castle. Recently I have decided to display in my home-page gallery my glass works I have created in this studio.
I am making my glass artworks in my own way as I like. Among the various styles of making glass works, I have specially chosen the sandblasting technique of laminated glass. The world-renowned glass artist, Emile Galle, created his artworks with laminated glass, which was instrumental in making his striking and rich glass works. My works are mostly based on nature-related motifs, such as spring, summer, autumn and winter. I hope you will sense something romantic from them even if they are comparatively small in size.
In 2003, I participated in the tricentennial commemorative events held in Saint Petersburg, a Russian city well-known for its rich history and culture with the State Hermitage Museum, and exhibited my glass artworks at the Alexandrian Theater, which was well received. In 2004, I held an exhibition of my works in Ikeda City where I live, to respond to requests from my friends.
In 2006, I held an exhibition at the Gallery Ginza (http://www.rr.iij4u.or.jp/~gallery/jin
Tokyo, with the cooperation of the Romanian Embassy and the Japan-Romanian Exchange
Association, and enjoyed the visit of many art lovers including His Excellency Aurelian NEAGU, the Ambassador of Romania to Japan, and Ms. Yoko Kirishima, a well-known writer.
In 2007, I displayed a glass artwork as a token of friendship at the art exhibition held in Constanta, Romania, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of international sister-city relationship between Yokohama and Constanta.