About Us


Hiroshi Minato Jewelry is a handcrafted contemporary aluminum jewelry line. While it specializes in men’s jewelry, it has also been popular with women since it debuted in 2014. Currently, the jewelry line includes men’s necklaces and a small number of matching earrings for women. All jewelry pieces are designed and made by Hiroshi Minato in the Boston area in the U.S.

Jewelry Designer & Maker

Hiroshi Minato

Hiroshi grew up in Tokyo and has been a resident of Somerville, MA since 2001. He first began making jewelry in 2013 to fulfill his personal needs. He wanted to have a necklace which could match his fashion and life style. He decided to make it himself. After trying a few materials, he ended up choosing aluminum for his creation because of its color and the way it reflects the light.

His pieces are asymmetric, yet balanced. They are simple, yet sophisticated. They convey a meaning that can have many interpretations. Hiroshi creates the pieces so that the time and space around them evoke unlimited imagination. He believes that this process makes his pieces unique.

Representation


His work can be found in the galleries and shops listed below. Please feel free to call to check on the availability of his pieces. These galleries and shops are filled with hand-crafted unique jewelry which is carefully curated by their owners and managers. I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy jewelry created by Hiroshi and the many other jewelry artists there.

WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART, MUSEUM SHOP [Necklaces]
Hartford, Connecticut
860-278-2670
https://thewadsworth.org
America’s oldest continuously-operating public art museum’s shop features handmade works by local artisans, paper products, and more.

KARENNA MARAJ JEWELRY COLLECTION [Earrings and Necklaces]
Belmont, Massachusetts
617-484-0645
http://www.karennamarajcollection.com
Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection is a handmade local artisan gallery specializing in unique and eclectic jewelry.

FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM SHOP [Necklaces]
Brockton, Massachusetts
508-588-6000
http://fullercraft.org
The museum shop features contemporary jewelry, ceramics, and more, which are hand-crafted by local makers.

FLATROCKS GALLERY [Necklaces]
Gloucester, Massachusetts
978-879-4683
http://www.flatrocksgallery.com
The art gallery with a sculpture garden features paintings, sculptures, crafts, jewelry and more by local artists.

DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM, THE STORE [Necklaces]
Lincoln, Massachusetts
781-259-8355
https://decordova.org
The museum store located in a 30-acre sculpture park carries handcrafted contemporary jewelry, pottery, glass, paper goods, wearable art and more.

Events


The details of the events could be changed by their organizers. Please double-check the information on their sites before going to them.

SOMERVILLE OPEN STUDIOS
April 30 - May 1, 2016
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/artists/artist_profile.php?artistID=1619
It's free and open to public.

WORKBAR UNION ART MARKET
Septermber 10, 2016
Workbar Union
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1791705337731351
It's free and open to public.

DECORDOVA HOLIDAY ARTISTS' MARKET
November 11 - December 31, 2016
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Lincoln, Massachusetts
http://decordova.org/calendar/artists-market-2016
It's free and open to public.

SOMERVILLE LOCAL FIRST WINTER MARKET
November 27, 2016
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/678871422262654
It's free and open to public. Hiroshi will be on site all day.

UNION SQUARE HOLIDAY POP-UP MARKET
December 18, 2016
Warehouse XI
Somerville Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/590505277824989
This is a 2 day event which opens on Saturday, December 17. However, Hiroshi will only be displaying his work on Sunday, December 18. He will be on site all day.

SOMERVILLE OPEN STUDIOS
May 6 - 7, 2017
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/artists/artist_profile.php?artistID=1619
It's free and open to public.

Pop Up Craft Fair
May 13, 2017
Workbar Union
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1180190885460053
It's free and open to public.

Black Market
September 17, 2017 (Sun)
Elks Lodge
Cambridge, Massachusetts
https://bostonhassle.com/event/black-market-presented-by-boston-hassle-ignore-rock-n-roll-heroes
The admission is $1. It's open to the public. Hiroshi will be on site all day.

E-Som Market
October 7, 2017 (Sat)
La Brasa
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/667062756820781
It's free and open to the public. Hiroshi will be on site all day.

Currier After Hours: Holiday Extravaganza
November 2, 2017 (Thu)
Currier Museum of Art
Manchester, New Hampshire
http://currier.org/event/currier-hours-holiday-extravaganza
General admission may apply. It's open to the public. Hiroshi will be on site that evening.

Museum Shop at the Currier during the Holiday Season
November 3 - December 31, 2017
Currier Museum of Art
Manchester, New Hampshire
http://currier.org/visit/museum-shop
It's free and open to the public. It will feature more work by local artists including Hiroshi during the holiday season.

Union Square Holiday Pop-Up Market
December 9, 2017 (Sat)
Warehouse XI
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1427468810698689
It's free and open to public. Hiroshi will only be displaying his work on Saturday, December 9, though this is a 2 day event which is also open on Sunday. He will be on site all day on Saturday.

Contact


Please feel free to email or call Hiroshi with any questions. He is always happy to talk to like-minded artists and art appreciators. If you run a gallery or store and are interested in showing his work, he is happy to talk more as well.

hiroshiminatojewelry@gmail.com

857-302-3011