Yusuke Yamamoto was born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1979. He trained in silversmithing at the renowned Musashino Art University, Tokyo. In 2011 Yusuke met Anna Gordon (currently the Head of the Silversmithing and Jewellery at Glasgow School of Art) and she invited him to take up an academic research position at GSA in 2012.

“In 2011 I visited Musashino Art University in Tokyo which has a world class reputation for metalwork, headed by Professor Hiroshi Suzuki. Musashino has established a strong academic relationship with Glasgow School of Art and during this visit I was introduced to Yusuke Yamamoto and his work. His specialist knowledge in silversmithing and chasing has been particularly valuable both technically and culturally and he has been a great asset to GSA during his residency.” Anna Gordon

Yusuke shapes metal by hammer raising and chasing techniques and draws inspiration from the natural world. In each stroke of the hammer he tries to evoke an expression, atmosphere and emotion. The Scottish Gallery had already recognised the special qualities of Yusuke’s work and is delighted to be showcasing this remarkable talent with works made in Scotland. This is his first solo show in the United Kingdom.