Posted 5 years ago
This shape is a bit unusual for Japanese glass as it is not very similar to any traditional pottery shapes. Generally, except for glass made specifically for the West, the glass makers of Japan used traditional shapes as the starting point for their designs.
This vase shows a shape I have seen in a number of forms from Fukuoka, but not from any other glass house. The swell from the waist is unusual.
This has been made from red glass, liberally spattered with orange, blue, black and white. It has been generously clear cased which has been moulded and twisted into ribs. The rim has been worked into a daisy form.