Fumi Amano was born in Aichi, Japan where she learned about glass making as a traditional Japanese craft. After moving to Seattle, she specialized in glass art at Virginia Commonwealth University for an MFA. "Glass is as if there is an invisible filter between people," Fumi says. "People can see each other through the glass, but they cannot touch each other directly." Her sculpture, "The Shape of Memory," is part of Something New III and can be found by the marina.
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) honors the heritage of the Issei (first–generation Japanese) who came to the US, and particularly to Bainbridge Island, to make a new life. BIJAC’s principal focus is the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial to honor those forced to leave their homes during WW II. BIJAC hosts an annual Mochi Tsuki celebration to ring in the new year and BYOB (Bring You Own Bento) summer picnic.
“Calendula wrap” by Mary Harmon. Just right for those cool spring evenings. 16” x 80” plus 2” hand tied fringe. Wool and linen, lace weave and woven on Bainbridge Island. $165.00 (9% State of Washington sales tax added at checkout). For Mary Harmon, weaving is her passion. She takes inspiration from the beauty of the northwest and from historical textiles. She weaves with primarily natural fibers such as cotton, linen, wool, silk and tencel.