三代秀石 堀口 徹
Shūseki (III), Toru Horiguchi
1976年、東京都に生まれる。二代目秀石（須田富雄 江東区無形文化財）に江戸切子を師事した後、三代秀石を継承、堀口切子を創業する。日本の伝統工芸士（江戸切子）認定。「三代秀石 堀口徹 ガラス作品展（日本橋髙島屋）」等の日本における展覧会はもとより、ニューヨークやパリ、ロンドン・在英国日本国大使館など海外においても作品を発表し、高い評価を受ける。オルビスグループCSR賞社長賞、江戸切子新作展最優秀賞、グッドデザイン賞等受賞歴多数。
Toru Horiguchi was born in Tokyo in 1976. After apprenticing under the second Shūseki, Tomio Suda (designated by Tokyo’s Kōtō ward as a Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property), Toru inherited his master’s tile and succeeded to the position of ‘Shūseki (III)’. Not soon after, he established his own studio, ‘Horiguchi Kiriko’. Toru is a certified Traditional Craftsman of Edo Kiriko.
Toru’s works have been the subject of many highly acclaimed exhibitions in Japan, such as his self-titled showcase ‘Toru Horiguchi, Shūseki (III)’ at Tokyo’s prestigious Takashimaya department store. However, he has also exhibited abroad in such locations as New York City, Paris and London – where he was invited to display at the Embassy of Japan in the UK. Toru’s craftsmanship has earned him numerous awards, including, amongst others, the ORBIS Award (CEO) for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), an award for outstanding performance from the annual ‘Edo Kiriko New Work Exhibition’ and the much converted Good Design Award.