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Sake cup by Youko Sano

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Japanese Art Glass135 of 141Rainbow glass from Iwatsu JapanLefton China style Japanese spatter glass stretch vase
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    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.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous & very original sake cup design, love the color blends and different textures. Welcome back Karen have missed you alot! Please share about your travels in Japan, must have been wonderful
    2. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Welcome back racer4four aka Karen. I had noticed you were MIA. Also noting that is a worthy sake cup.
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      Good to see you back, Karen, and with such an arresting piece of glass. The use of texture and colour being very different from what we see in the west. Only last week I was wondering if you were visiting I'm now hoping for more!
    4. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      Pretty and interesting piece as usual.One part of the item seems to be battuto but I can't recognise if the other is cut.
    5. jbingham95 jbingham95, 3 years ago
      As interesting as it is beautiful.Glad to see your back as I like all the interesting information you provide on Japanese glass and pottery.It looks like one half of this piece has been heated to a higher temperature than the other that’s really cool.Are you sure you didn’t take a trip to Japan and ran it to Godzilla who blasted one half of this with his breath.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Jenni, glad to be back, and yes, had a great time in Japan. Didn't buy much there but was immersed in another culture which is always a good thing.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Brian :)
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      It is very interesting Ivonne. The whole vessel has been cut, one area battuto as you see, the other in a different way. It's very textural.
    9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Peggy, I had a great break in Japan. My trip dug more knowledge holes than it filled!
      This is a lovely piece and shows how the contemporary Japanese feel very free with glass.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Lol Jim, no Godzilla effect here but he was around constantly in Japan.
      Glad to hear from you too!
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      A lovely little sake cup Karen! A trip away......nice!
      Merry Christmas to you and the family and all the very best for a great New Year too:)) Jude x
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Merry Christmas Karen!!! Hope you and your family have the VERY best Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019!!!!
    13. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      super piece and happy christmas karen
      all the very best malkey
    14. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Lovely to hear from you Scott, and best wishes to you and your family too. I hope 2019 see good health for you!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Happy Christmas Malkey, and may you find peace in 2019. It's been a tough year I know, and everyone here wishes you all the best. Thanks for the glass love too.
    16. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Happy New Year!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      HAPPY NEW YEAR !,!,!
    18. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks MrsT and Vetraio. May 2019 be a hoot for you!
    19. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
      This one's really beautiful!!!!
    20. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Sorry for late reply, been busy lately and missed some items. Very intricate work in this small masterpiece. I just adore you're collection. One could learn so much from you !~
    21. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Austro, happy you like it!

      Phil I have learnt heaps from you, so all is good. It's a great piece of glass, and I am happy you commented on it. Thanks!

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