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富山ガラス造形研究所は、ガラス造形制作者として有能な人材を育成する公立の学校です。

Toyama Institute of Glass Art (TIGA) has started in [the Glass City Toyama] in April 1991 as the first public educational institution specializing in glass. We have had students from all over the world who are fascinated in glass art, and they studied glass art in well-equipped circumstances to be glass artists. Now they are working in many fields, such as independent artists, as studio staff, as teachers in art schools and as designers.
We have been offering two glass programs, to study the basics of glass and art foundation in G.C.S. and to research in advanced level of glass art in A.R.S.

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Surrounded by green landscape, and housing substantial equipment.

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  • Building area: 2724.74 square meters
  • Plottage: 19639.68 square meters
  • Structure: Ferro-concrete common store (part steel frame)

School introduction video.

May, 2010 work

President Greeting

所長 恒川 哲二

Toyama Institute of Glass Art was founded to foster professional glass artists in 1991, and is located on the northwest coast of Japan's main island of Honshu on the outskirts of Toyama City between the Tateyama mountain range and the Sea of Japan. It is surrounded by local hot springs, pear orchards, rice farms, and local seaside villages providing some of the best seafood in all of Japan. Toyama City believed this to be an ideal location and a creative environment to build this school.

Toyama City, as a part of the Toyama City Total Planning Project, has begun "The Support of Creation of a New Art and Culture" and has been working hard to create a supportive structure and a community for glass artists to work within. This is the focus of "Glass Art City, Toyama". As a part of this plan, the city has developed the Toyama Glass Studio that is comprised of an individual studio, a rental studio, and a studio for a rotating artist in residence. Another aspect of this plan is the Toyama Institute of Glass Art (TIGA) where forty students from Japan and abroad partake in a two-year intensive glass education. They come here because they think Toyama is the best place to learn glass professionally. TIGA is now in its thirty first year of operation and is the proud cornerstone of this "Glass Art City". We are expecting to have highly motivated students and we hope they will become great glass artists in the future. Toyama City’s most recent endeavor was the opening of the Toyama Glass Art Museum in 2015. The museum is an excellent addition to the "Glass Art City" and a fascinating place for the citizens of Toyama and people in the world to experience the beauty and the wonder of glass art.

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Application

造形科 Grass Certification Studies Program

  • Period of study: 2years / Number of students: 16 in each year
  • Eligibility: higher education than high school level
  • Certification: polytechnic certificate in G.C.S.

造形科

造形科の詳細はこちら

To study basics of glass for 2 years

For the G.C.S. Program, the first year is a concentration in basic techniques, which lay the foundation for the second year of conceptual exploration.

研究科 Advanced Research Studies Program

  • Period of study: 2years / Numbers of students: 4 in each year
  • Eligibility: a) previous completion of an undergraduate course of study: with an emphasis in glass
    b) An equivalent experience outside of academia (i.e. Individual studio work)
  • Certification: polytechnic certificate in A.R.S.

研究科

研究科の詳細はこちら

To study glass in advanced level for 2 years

The curriculum for the A.R.S. Program is completely tailored to individual student’s need. The relationship with the faculty is completely on a one to one basis with the goal of a graduate exhibition at the end of the period of study.

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Teachers

Supervisor: Atsushi Takeda  President: Tetsuji Tsunekawa  Creative Advisor : Ryoji Shibuya (Toyama glass art museum Director)
Head Professor: Jin Hongo  Associate Professor:Makiko Nakagami, Koichi Matsufuji, Jaroslav Sara, Boyd Sugiki
Instructor: Haruko Nishi, Susumu Kaji, Masahiro Hachida, Takio Nakamura, Hiromi Morita, Makiko Inoya, Kouzou Hatakeyama, Toru Yoshino
Teaching Assistant: Asa Hashimoto, Anna Tokiwa, Seiko Kusanagi, Kazuma Tominaga, Shinsuke Nobe
Head Manager: Jun Yokogoshi / Associate Manager: Hiromi Ohno / Office Assistant: Maki Inoue

Ryoji Shibuya (Creative Advisor)

I am very proud of our students, who gather at TIGA with a big ardor of glass art. I see them working diligently and looking to their own futures with studying this material.

Ryoji Shibuya(Creative Advisor)

Jin Hongo (Head Professor)

You will know about yourself through making your work for two years. What you need are your dream and passion in glass, and those extend your future.

Jin Hongo(Head Professor)

Makiko Nakagami (Associate Professor)

Meetings with people make you grow. You will have opportunities to meet with many wonderful people. I have also learned about art and life from the many people who I have met at TIGA.

Makiko Nakagami(Associate Professor)

Koichi Matsufuji (Associate Professor)

I came in Toyama Institute of Glass from this April. The educational program, the facility, everything is great!

Koichi Matsufuji(Associate Professor)

Jaroslav Sara (Associate Professor)

Působení v TIGA je pro mne ve všech směrech zlomové. Je to skvělé prostředí pro zkušenost s fundamentálními aspekty sklářské tvorby. Mým cílem je zde pomáhat studentům v získávání kompetencí pro autonomní a profesionální rozhodování. Mám veliký respekt k jejich motivaci, píli a tvrdé práci, kterou investují do své mise za kultivovanou hmotu a ducha.

Working at TIGA has been a turning point for me in all respects. It is a great environment offering experience in fundamental aspects of glassmaking. My goal here is to help students acquire competencies for autonomous and professional decision-making. I have the utmost respect for their motivation, diligence and hard work, which they invest in their mission to accomplish sophisticated matter and spirit.

Jaroslav Sara(Associate Professor)

Boyd Sugiki (Associate Professor)

The TIGA family is a nurturing environment, where students can cultivate the skills that are necessary to embark on their professional journey. TIGA is full of creativity, encourages an in depth investigation of the material, and is committed to working with each individual to find their own unique voice in glass.

Boyd Sugiki(Associate Professor)

Assistants & Teachers Art Works

渋谷良治

渋谷良治
Ryoji Shibuya

松藤 孝一

松藤 孝一
Koichi Matsufuji

宮本 崇輝

宮本 崇輝
Takaki MIyamoto

草薙 聖子

草薙 聖子
Seiko Kusanagi

富永 一真

富永 一真
Kazuma Tominaga

八田 雅博

八田 雅博
Masahiro Hachida

西 治子

西 治子
Haruko Nishi

加治 晋

加治 晋
Susumu Kaji

中村 滝雄

中村 滝雄
Takio Nakamura

Web gallery can see artwork teachers, assistants, students and graduates.

Web gallery

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Location

Address:80 Nishikanaya Toyama-shi,Toyama, 930-0143 JAPAN
Tel:(+81)-76-436-2973
Fax:(+81)-76-436-2974
Inquiry registration time:
AM9:00~PM 5:00 except Saturday and Sunday, congratulation, and a holiday

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From JR Toyama Station,

Bus: "Front [ a family park ]" (30 minutes) + on foot 10 minutes [ for Toyama University Hospital ]
Taxi: 20 minutes

From Hokuriku National Expressway,

5 minutes after the Tomiyama west interchange. / 20 minutes after the Toyama interchange.

From Toyama Airport,

Taxi: 20 minutes

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