Glass artist brings Japanese sensibility to Venetian lace technique: Ushio Konishi
Sep18

Glass artist brings Japanese sensibility to Venetian lace technique: Ushio Konishi

One of Japan’s more established contemporary glass artists, Ushio Konishi, is a world leader in the Venetian lace glass technique. This involves creating glass rods with a ‘lace’ pattern before blowing and shaping the final piece. The rods, also known as glass canes, are made by skillfully and delicately twisting molten glass of different colours, resulting in interwoven filaments running down the centre. The rods are then used to...

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Contemporary Glass Artist Takeshi Sano
Aug15

Contemporary Glass Artist Takeshi Sano

by Dasha Klyachko, specialist in Japanese contemporary glass                                                                     Contemporary glass art combined with Japanese sensibility philosophy and aesthetic Although records show that glass has existed in Japan as far back as the Yayoi period (300BC-AD300),  western glass making did not arrive until the Portuguese brought it in the 16th century,. It was then that the Japanese...

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