Wood
Accredited Professional Member

Hiroshi Yamaguchi’s training as a woodworker started in 1994 at a private woodworking school in Japan called Shinrin-Takumi Juku, under Master Craftsman Osamu Shoji. For ten years he taught at the Gifu Academy of Forestry, Science and Culture. This gave him a strong professional experience of teaching. Hiroshi moved to Canberra in 2012 and established his studio, Koitoya Design/Make/Teach, in 2016.

One of the themes running through Hiroshi’s work is connection – connecting people’s needs to design, connecting responsible use of forest materials to design and making, and connecting people to enjoy wooden craft making through teaching.

Images: (top): Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Zen: Arrows turn into flowers, 2007, Chestnut, Sen, 23 x 12 x 10cm. (above): Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Jiyu Gakuen Collage Sustainable Furniture Project, 2017-2018, 200 desks, each 65 x 45 x 70cm.
Featured image: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Chigiri, 2018, Maple, Red Gum, 24 x 24 x 3cm