December 11, 2009

Naomi Yamamoto

Naomi Joy Yamamoto attended the Fibre Program at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction in 2006. During her schooling, Naomi had the opportunity to spend a month as a work study intern at the Haystack School of Crafts on Deer Isle, Maine. She has also recieved several travel scholarships which enabled her to visit Tibet, China and Spain. Upon graduating in 2006, Naomi attended the acclaimed Banff Centre for the arts as a fully funded artist in residence. Inspired by her love of textiles, design and traveling, Naomi created Flight Path Designs in 2007 as a way to merge these three passions. Her work utilizes a combination of found imagery from her travels, vintage textiles and leather to create a line of belts, handbags and other accessories.

Naomi’s leatherwork can be found at stores throughout Alberta, including; ShisoMiso(Calgary), The Art Gallery of Calgary Shop,Saffron (Cochrane) and Sabrina Butterfly Designs (Edmonton). In Vancouver, her work is available at Dream Designs, Favourite and Motherland. She also sells her work through the monthly sales of the Portobello West Market in Vancouver and has exhibited at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto. The Flight Path line has been featured in several publications, including The Globe and Mail, Orb Magazine, Swerve and Fashion Magazine.

Naomi currently resides in Vancouver where she maintains her studio practice at the historic 1000 Parker Street studios.She can be found there most late nights, lovingly creating and designing her line.

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