Japanese metalsmith Koichi Io’s award-winning metalwork demonstrates traditional hand raising and chasing techniques; resulting in elegant and fluid metal vessels that showcase his incredible 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; Cheongju City, South Korea
Koichi Io’s work featured in the exhibition A Japanese Design in August 2020.