Create your original silver earrings* under the expert instruction of an experienced Italian-Japanese accessory designer at my studio in the beautiful coastal town of Oiso. Savor lip-smacking homemade Italian dishes with a cup of coffee, personally prepared by the instructor myself, and engage in a fun conversation at the end of the workshop. While you are there, don’t forget to check out the stunning collection of stained glass the studio boasts. Make your way to my Studio, and meet me. On your arrival, browse through a gorgeous display of stained glass works. Take a little tour inside the studio where artists work on their creations everyday, and look at works created by me and my friends artists to get an idea for what direction you want to take with your creation. After watching me demonstrate the process of annealing, bending, cutting and hammering silver wires, it’s your turn to try your hand. Once you’ve finished shaping your earrings, time to add some finishing touches. Add pretty patterns to the earrings using a hammer before polishing them up with care. The session culminates in a meal and coffee personally served by the instructor. Enjoy making together delicious homemade Italian dishes while engaging in a fun conversation with me. *If you prefer making ear clips instead of earrings, the request can be accommodated at extra cost.
I'm Kayoko Elize Nishimura. I have created Silver accessories about 40 years, as a professional artist. I was Born in Rome to a renowned sculptor Haruhiko Yasuda, who have had great influence on modern Japanese sculpture, and an Italian painter and sculptor Silvia Minio-Paluello. Inheriting the artistic passion of my parents, I studied and graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts’ Department of Metal Hammering and have had a long and well-established career as a silver accessory artist, holding a number of exhibitions across the country.
Japanese Italian light meal & coffee
All of instruments and materials for making silver accessories
I have a studio & art gallery full of stained glass in Tokyo and Mount Fuji. At this studio, some of the artists/craftsmen/women are creating work of art.
Japanese Italian Silver Accessory Making