Studio Stories: Hiroshi Yamaguchi

Discover the work of designers and makers from Canberra, Australia’s design capital in these fascinating virtual studio tours and interviews with Craft ACT members.

About Hiroshi:

Hiroshi Yamaguchi’s training as a woodworker started in 1994 at a private woodworking school in Japan called Shinrin-Takumi Juku, under Master Craftsman Osamu Shoji. For ten years he taught at the Gifu Academy of Forestry, Science and Culture. This gave him a strong professional experience of teaching. Hiroshi moved to Canberra in 2012 and established his studio, Koitoya Design/Make/Teach, in 2016. One of the themes running through Hiroshi’s work is connection – connecting people’s needs to design, connecting responsible use of forest materials to design and making, and connecting people to enjoy wooden craft making through teaching.

Filmed by Georgia Arndell

Studio Stories: Hiroshi Yamaguchi
Hiroshi Yamaguchi. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

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