Posted 3 months ago
These bowls are just a gorgeous group of colour.
Made by Hirota around the 70s-80s they are from a series called Colora. I don't think these were exported much and I found this group in Japan.
Apart from the colour they are pretty funkily made. The glass is very opaque and the moulding almost seems like pate de verre because it has so much grain and texture. If you look at the pics you will see that some have a different textural finish to others. The insides of the vessels however are quite smooth and glossy. The shapes themselves are very simple but most have a slightly uneven lip which gives a real handmade quality.
They are a visual and tactile wonder. All in a simple style.
Largest bowl is 24cm wide, the smaller 12cm and the cup is 8cm.