Posted 5 years ago
This is a contemporary piece by Japanese glass artist Masahiro Nick Sasaki.
As can be seen by it's box Sasaki named this piece "Vessel".
The glass ground is a rich blue which has been coated. I know Sasaki has used platinum to coat glass and this may well be platinum, but I am not certain.
The vessel has been worked post firing in a battuto and scribe style.
Japanese glassmakers seem to love to post work their glass in some way.
This work is very unlike Sasaki's other series and is much more beautiful in life than these photos. It has a certain light in it and just yearns to be held.
Some information on Sasaki (from Glass Artist Society):
"Masahiro Nick Sasaki is a Japanese glass artist. Nick was born in and lives in Nagoya.
He learned Glass Art in Aichi University of Education and Toyama Institute of Glass Art. After he worked in Utatsuyama Crafts Workshop as studio coordinator for 5 years, he taught glass art in Osaka University of Arts and Nagoya University of Arts for 5 years.
Currently he is teaching in Aichi University of Education as associate professor and has headed the glass program there since 2008.
He has won a number of honors, including the award of Grand Prix’ from the Exhibition of Contemporary Glass Koganezaki 2009, merit award from the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2010, and merit award from the World Exhibition of Arts And Crafts Kanazawa ’99.
His work was featured in New Glass Review 30 and 31 and has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.
Nick joined the Glass Art Society Board of Directors in March 2014."