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Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Vase 4


Handmade in Japan 

Dimensions: H 15cm x W 10cm x L 10cm 

Materials: Glass 

Method:  Smoke-stained with burnt wax

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



This vase displays a beautifully crafted design, curving at the top and narrowing slightly towards the base. The lowest portion is highlighted in a white tone, illuminating the surface on which it rests upon. The vase emits a luminous glow by playing with varying levels of opacity and transparency and has a frosted surface with a subtle glisten. The brown hue applied through the burning of wax blends seamlessly with the accompanying white tones, with striking strokes of deep brown forming patterns on the surface. The colours and tones of the vase reflect nature's chromatic palette, highlighting its edges and curves through the shifting in hues. The shape and colour harmoniously 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' Vase 4



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