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ARTISTS / Yukako Kojima

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Yukako Kojima uses the transparent nature of glass to express the mysterious light of nature. She glues flat glass into layers before polishing them into shapes. Yukako loves to apply simple and refined geometric patterns, precisely controlling and proportional perfectly showing the changes of light and shadow by the light of glass at different levels. As Yukako believes, “I just wanted to create something cool that would surprise people when they see it.“


Born in 1979 in Chiba Prefecture,

Graduated from Tama Art University, Glass Course in 2001

Graduated from Toyama Glass Art Institute in 2004

Completed studies at Toyama Glass Art Institute in 2006

Participated in a glass workshop internship for three months in Namhae Island, South Korea, in 2009

Invited to participate in the Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale Glass Art Workshop in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, in 2011


2018  Awarded Silver Prize at Toyama Glass Award Exhibition


2024  "Glamour of Light - Glass Art Group Exhibition", TOUCH Ceramics, Hong Kong

2023  "Voyage of Light II - Glass Art Group Exhibition", TOUCH Ceramics, Hong Kong

2006  "Layers" at PALETTE Contemporary Art & Craft (Albuquerque) and SOFA CHICAGO

2007  "Allure of Japanese Glass" at Pittsburgh Glass Center

2012  "Kojima Yukako Glass Exhibition: Layers of Light" at Rakuteitei Museum of Art (Toyama)

2013  "60th Anniversary Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Crafts: From Kogei to Crafts" at Tokyo National Museum, Crafts Gallery

2014  "iGlass 2014 - Japanese Contemporary Glass Exhibition" at LEVANT ART (Shanghai)

2015  "Lucid Dream - Glass Works from Korea and Japan" at LVS Gallery (Seoul)

2016  "Feeling in Glass: Sensing the Form" at Toyama City Glass Art Museum (Toyama)

2017  "Expression of Plate Glass: Expanding Forms, Infinite Possibilities" at Notojima Glass Art Museum (Ishikawa)​

2018  "Katachi Gokararan - Beyond Materials and Generations" at Wako Hall, Ginza Wako (Tokyo)


Rakuteitei Museum of Art (Toyama)

Ishikawa Prefecture Design Center

Toyama City Glass Art Museum

Toyama Glass Art Institute

Pandal Art Museum (South Korea)

Notojima Glass Art Museum (Ishikawa)

Tokyo National Museum, Crafts Gallery

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