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Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Vessel 3


Handmade in Japan 

Dimensions: H 15cm x W 16cm x L 9cm 

Materials: Glass 

Method:  Smoke-stained with burnt wax

Care Instructions: Please note that it is not heat resistant glass.



Standing on a narrow base and tapering out to a widened opening, this elegant vessel demonstrates a rich expression of colour. A melding of warm tones, pink and brown hues, glide over the surface. The surface of the glass appears to be brushed by frost, with a subtle glisten. A brown shade is applied through wax burning onto the glass's surface, altering in opacity. The shape and colour seamlessly flow, creating a fluidity of form and poetic expression.


About the Artist

Aki is an artist working with glass who lives and works in Akita City. She graduated from Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts in 2012 and worked at Toyama Glass Studio for 5 years before moving back to her hometown. In her sixteenth year of working with glass, she has participated in many group exhibitions across Japan and the UK.

Her body of work titled ‘Kuyuri’ focuses on smoke-stained with burnt wax which often unintentionally resembles an image of a natural scenery. She hopes that the burn marks from the wax will create an emotional response that resonates with people. Aki’s glass work mediates on the multifaceted forms and chromatic palettes in nature, with richly textured tones.

Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Vessel 3



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