Posted 6 years ago
Japanese of course: big, different, colourful, and lots of gold.
Shinichi Muro was born in 1949 and joined Joetsu Crystal (Kurata Glass) in 1973 after graduating from Kanazawa College of Art.
A multi prize winning glass maker, his work is held in many museums worldwide, including Corning Glass Museum and Ebel Toft Glass Museum Denmark.
Joetsu as a glass house has a long history of letting their artists make individual works in parallel with designing and making for the company.
I have said before they are one of my favourite Japanese producers and that has been because the company has attracted and kept top level glass craftsmen - Muro is one of many.
This large vase has been made in a very unusual shape with tapering, concave sides and a very Japanese small neck. The gold and coloured additions reminds me of a river bed, although I am not sure what the additional and asymmetrical fins are for! Cool anyway.
Height 24cm (9.5in) width 26cm (10.5in) weight 3.8kg