Studio Residency: 2017
Michiko Sakano, was born and raised in the culturally rich city of Kanazawa on the West Coast of Japan. Her family has carried the tradition and business of Kimono making that dates back generations.
This upbringing and the influence of traditional Japanese aesthetics, including minimalism, discipline of line, original design and the rigor of handcraft, shaped Michiko's perspective early and continues to guide her approach to glass.
Michiko has created lighting and chandeliers for Isadore Design, been represented at Clio, has collaborated work with Lindsey Adelman Studio and completed fabrication for Jorge Pardo's glass work. She is the founder and co-owner of One Sixty Glass in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Currently, Michiko maintains Michiko Sakano Studio which is a glass fabrication studio working with artists and designers in New York City. She has taught throughout the US and internationally.