Koichi IoBorn: 1987
Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan
Japanese metalsmith Koichi Io's award-winning metalwork demonstrates traditional hand raising and chasing techniques; resulting in elegant and fluid metal vesels that showcase his incredable talent for metalworking.
Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Koichi Io studied metalwork at Musashino Art University before completing his Masters at Seoul National University, College of Fine Art in 2012.
2011 Finalist in Tableware, Inhorgenta Award 2011, Munich
2009 Merit Award, 6th Cheongju International Craft Competition, South Korea
Public Collections include:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Choengju City, South Korea