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Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Vase 11
Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Vase 11

Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Vase 11

Maker: Aki Sakaida*

Regular price $227.00

Handmade in Japan 

Dimensions: H 9cm x W 6cm x L 6cm 

Materials: Glass 

Method:  Smoke-stained with burnt wax

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



This vase is gracefully shaped, with a rounded form that tapers inward to a slender neck. The glass surface appears to have been brushed by frost, lending it a subtle glimmer and a frosty texture. Multidimensional strokes of brown ornament the surface. The neck is colourless, giving it luminosity. Subtle patches of red spots can be seen peeking through the hues of brown, giving it charm. The colours speak to a chromatic palette from nature and emphasise the curvature of the vessel through shifting hues. The harmonious connection between colour and form emphasises the elegance of this enchanting piece.


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.