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Sonoko Matsuda Toki-no-Hako Fukujuou (ice adonis)


Dimensions: H 7cm x W 7cm 

Materials: Glass

Method:  Kiln-cast, hand-carved

Care: gently wipe with a soft cloth or brush, not heat resistant 



Presented here is a true testament to the assiduity of craftsmanship. Kiln cast and finished by hand through a diligent and long process of cold working- that is, carving moulding, and sandblasting - this cylindrical box features a warm-toned, translucent frosted glass and intricate, decorative floral carvings. The lid also harbours a concealed design on the reverse. Intended to hold something precious, Matsuda believes that something ‘precious’ is something that embraces temporality and holds hope for the future: a ring, a stone, a leaf, or even the air, something whose value is not determined by others but reflects a person’s life. Thus, her glass boxes are titled ‘ときの箱 (Toki no Hako) - The Box of Time.’ Matsuda hopes that her ‘boxes of time’ will enhance the lives of their users and encourage them to reconsider things we often overlook.


About the Artist

Working in Kyoto, Sonoko Matsuda is a glass artist who specialises in creating glass boxes that feature meticulously carved intricate designs inspired by nature and are intended to hold precious items.  Matsuda hopes that her ‘boxes of time’ will enrich the lives of those who use them and that these will help them reconsider things we tend to forget. 

Sonoko Matsuda Toki-no-Hako Fukujuou (ice adonis)



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