Developed by myself (Shane Haddy) with the assistance of Teresa Chiba; the 'Japanese art toys (sofubi) mentorship project' has been designed to further develop my skills and knowledge through creating new Sofubi works while being mentored and influenced by prominent Japanese artists, designers and craftsmen.
Besides developing and nurturing my own skills, the project is aimed at
promoting awareness in Australia
of Sofubi, their creators and their relevance as an art form.
All this has been made possible by being the 2012 recipient of the South
Australian Government grant titled 'Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Japan
travel fund' through ArtsSA.
I am currently in Japan till the 14th of Febuary. Thank you for following my journey.