Hiroshi Suzuki

Born 1961, Miyagi, Japan

"I have developed an intuitive relationship with silver that allows me to approach my work in a highly spontaneous way. Initiating work without development stages such as drawing and making small-scale models could be seen as risky, but for me it allows a certain freedom to create intuitively and remain true to the material. Intuition and feeling are core to my creative process, allowing me to maintain sensitivity with the material. The thematic influences in my work explore the subtleties within fluidity and sensuality, a very personal expression applied with an all-encompassing hand."

Hiroshi Suzuki has become both a leading contemporary silver artist and a part of the history of English Silver in a short number of years. Japanese by birth and having a BA in silver-smithing from Tokyo University, Hiroshi Suzuki came to the UK completed his MA at the Royal College of Art in 1999. Complex and unparalleled forms are created by Hiroshi from a flat sheet of silver with extraordinary skills that are universally admired by museums and collectors.

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Working in Tokyo, Japan

1982-1988   Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan, BA Industrial, Interior & Craft Design
1994-1997   Camberwell College of Art, London, BA Silversmithing & Metalwork
1997-1999   Royal College of Art, London, MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery
Hiroshi Suzuki has work in the following public collections:

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Aberdeen
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol
Crafts Council, London
The Clothworkers’ Company, London
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
National Museums Liverpool, Merseyside
National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
New College, University of Oxford, Oxford
P&O Makower Trust, London
Royal College of Art, London
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
The Salters’ Company, London
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
University of the Arts, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London
The Worshipful Company of Grocers, London
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Farmleigh House, Dublin, Eire
Musée Mandet, Riom, France
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Chongju National Museum, Chungbuk, South Korea