Posted 2 years ago
I love Ueno's glass and have posted some before, but his work has been harder to find lately, and what there is has gone up in price. I was pretty happy to find this vase.
It is typical of Ueno's craft in that the apparently simple shape has been worked to a large degree to finish the design. The ovoid shape has a hand finished lip, and the almost organic mix of colours have been laid in a very striated design. After blowing, the piece has been battuto ground, in long parallel, vertical grooves. The whole has been sand blasted to finish.
It is a sizeable piece at 28cm, and quite thick walled.
Ueno has a very long history with a number of Japan's larger glass houses, but has been in his own studio for about 20 years now. I think this work shows his creative style well.