Posted 3 years ago
Happy to be back on CW after a bit of a break.
I have a soft spot for the glass art of Youko Sano and her partner Takeshi Sano for a few reasons. Both initially studied glass art in Japan then moved to Australia to study at the Canberra School of Art (almost Aussies!). They have a studio in Toyama Japan, a beautiful city I recently visited, and their works feature prominently at the fantastic Glass Museum in Toyama. They both really work the surface of glass after blowing it, which I find creative and interesting.
This cup is small at 4.5 cm high but packs a lot into a small vessel. It has been blown in a variety of blues and green on clear, has been ground back in patterns that give a great variety of colour and texture. The whole has been sand blasted.
A beautiful, tactile piece of Japanese glass.