moved to New York where she entered the Masters program in Metals
at State University of New York at New Paltz. She expected to devote
herself solely in metalsmithing but to her surprise, she stumbled
into another medium: wool. What started as an innocent curiosity engulfed
the whole 2 years of her masters program. Using her jewelry making
skills as her backbone, Hisano investigated felting, molding, starching,
and other traditional and non-traditional ways of working with wool.
She found that there are qualities of wool that are similar to metal.