YOICHI OHIRA. Artist of Venetian Studio Glass. The drawings of the glassworks Anfora.


The book pays tribute to glass artist Yoichi Ohira (1946 – 2022) and to Vetreria Anfora in Murano, with its master blowers Livio Serena and Andrea Zilio and the master grinder Giacomo Barbini. All of them have created hundreds of unique pieces together with this formidable glass artist.

Beside the texts by Rosa Barovier Mentasti, Barry Friedman, Federico Zanini and Francesca Giubilei, the book boasts seminal works by Ohira and recently found documents, such as an archive of master Barbini with grinding workings, testifying to the creativity and dedication of this artist who was able to unite two cultures: the Japanese one and the Venetian glass tradition, bringing about a synthesis and an evolution of the highest quality.