I was very honoured to participate in a 2 day course held by Yoko Saito in Florence, Italy, last Thursday and Friday. I was amazed and thankful she made it over here from Japan depite the terrible earthquake and tsunami they suffered the Friday before.
Yoko is a truly an amazing artist her work is impeccable. We learnt so many wonderful techniques including Un sin. I now have a different type of thimble for nearly every finger! Yoko uses a different combination of these thimbles for each technique. I had to write it all down as I can't remember what to use when!
Below are some images of work completed by students at Agomago in Florence the shop which hosted the workshop.More images of Yoko Saito's work are on flickr.