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Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Container 14
Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Container 14
Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Container 14
Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Container 14

Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Container 14

Maker: Aki Sakaida*

Regular price $236.00

Handmade in Japan 

Dimensions: H 5cm x W 5cm x L 5cm 

Materials: Glass 

Method:  Smoke-stained with burnt wax

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



This cylindrical container showcases its surface's intricate textures and tones with a simple design. The glass surface appears to have been brushed by frost, lending it a subtle glimmer and a frosty texture. The brown hue is achieved by burning wax onto the glass and seamlessly melds with the white tones, forming deep brown strokes that pattern the surface. The colours taken from nature's chromatic palette emphasise the container's edges and curves. The lid has a rough, frosted surface with linear strokes that follow its shape. Red spots embedded within the lid create the illusion of contents when closed, only to open and find the container empty.


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.