Stay from the 1st of March till the 31st of March 2020. She had to leave earlier due to the Covid-19 measures.
Hitomi Hashimoto is a jewellery designer from Tokyo.
Hitomi studied Jewellery and metalworking at the Musashino Art University and metal casting at the Tokyo National University of fine arts and music.
In 2009 she won the Special Jury’s Award at the 48th Japan Crafts Design Competition. In 2014 she won the Special Jury’s Award at the Aoyama, Tokyo Spiral Independent Creators Festival.
In addition to her profession as a jewelry designer and artist, she is a part-time assistant at Art University in Tokyo.
Exchange of knowledge
In order to exchange knowledge with Dutch students Hitomi was invited to give a workshop at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy’s jewellery-Linking Bodies department. The Gerrit Rietveld Academy is one of the most renowned and international Art Academies of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam. Hitomi collaborated with the students providing insight into her experiencessing plaster, silicon and tin.
‘’This was one of the important parts of my stay at Amsterdam. The situation relating the virus is rapidly changing day by day but I could get such an opportunity to hold the workshop. I got a small confidence to have held such workshop and have overcome the task. It’d be fruitful for my carrier and mentality.’’
The International Hammer Club
Hitomi got invited to exhibit her work at the Silver museum in Schoonhoven. The International HammerClub exhibition was focused on silver hammerwork. Even though Hitomi left most of her silverwork at home in Japan one art piece was shown in the exhibition.
Deshima AIR and Atelier Passi (Paul de Vries) organized an exhibition of Hitomi’s work during the last weekend of March. This could not take place due to the corona measures. During the 125th anniversary of ‘Vakschool Sieraden Schoonhoven’, she was invited to give a lecture about her work. Unfortunately this was also canceled.
An early goodbye
Due to the Corona virus Hitomi Hashimoto had to leave earlier then planned, after spending a short but sweet time in the Netherlands she returned to Tokyo. Hitomi sent a message telling us her time in the Netherlands was meaningful. Following the Japanese Corona measures he stayed in, cleaned, read books, slept, watched films and prepared for her next adventure. Thank you Hitomi we hope to see you again in the future.