Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Wall vessel 16
Maker: Aki Sakaida*
Handmade in Japan
Dimensions: H 13cm x W 3cm x L 4cm
Method: Smoke-stained with burnt wax
Care Instructions: Please note that it is not heat resistant glass.
This dainty wall vessel is designed to sit elegantly up against the wall, showcasing its chromatic palette taken from nature. With a slender form, it has a gently curved base and top. Multidimensional brown hues meld into one another, playing with shadow and light. The surface of the glass appears to be brushed by frost, with a subtle glisten. A brown hue is applied through wax burning onto the glass's surface, altering in opacity. The form 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.