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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Ruri Iwata (1951-) is the 3rd generation of glass artists in the Iwata family.
    Her grandfather was Toshichi Iwata, her father Hisatoshi Iwata, and her mother Itoko Iwata. Quite a background, and even her given name Ruri is glass related, as it is the archaic Japanese word for glass.

    Ruri's work has a much more modern style to it than her family's (as you might expect) and she has developed an almost architectural style, with a combination of blown and formed works.

    This vase looks quite simple but is not in actuality. It is triangular in shape but only one side of the triangle is coloured, and I don't know how she has achieved this. The vase appears a mix of fusion and blown glass, and the base has definitely been hot worked. I like the way it moves from the very straight lines of the body to the very lumpy, organic shape of the base. It's got nice optics too with the one side of blue changing the view as you turn the vase.

    This is my only piece of Ruri Iwata, I'm saving up to buy more lol.

    Height: 18cm

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    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      love optical pieces the blue so vibrant and unusual with organic type foot then opposed to the angular upper section first class !!!!!!!! Karen
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      That's a really stunning looking vase.
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Wonderful optics......step up the saving!
    4. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      This is so very special, again. Save up! Save up! :-))
    5. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 years ago
      Seems to be very simple,whereas it is not.Here is art.
    6. KarenLR71, 4 years ago
      That is gorgeous!! The shape and everything is just sublime!!
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      When I saw the first pic Karen, it did look like a simple vase. However, after looking at the other 3 pics, I can see what you're saying. As simple as it looks, a lot of thought and work went into the overall design and execution of the piece. She used the soft, organic form of the base as the perfect contrast to the sharp and angular lines above. Then, her use of the blue on only one side of the triangle, which is so unique and one that frankly I've never seen, was an excellent choice, and I'm sure difficult to execute. Something that I've learned from your Japanese glass is that so much thought goes into the design of each piece. They don't just throw a vase together - cookie cutter style -but actually use contrasts of shape, textures and color to realize their vision. Another winner Karen!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Malkey. Great response thanks!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Scott it's one that creeps up on you! Thanks mate.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Peggy and Bijou - I am I am! Bread and dripping last few nights, gruel for breakfast.......
      Glad you appreciate this vase, thanks for the love and comments.
    11. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Perfectly said Ivonne. Thank you.
    12. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Karen - it's a different piece but works well!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the feedback Rick. In general I think the Japanese are less constrained than some by creative mores, so they do try new things. I'm always learning from my pieces; glad you are too!

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