Posted 6 months ago
This piece did not photograph well at all for me!
A paperweight made from clear glass it has a mosaic glass top. The mosaic glass has been put together from a pieces of glass in purple, greys, and silver. Each piece has been blown, cut to size, put together and then picked up on a clear gather of glass. The clear has been carefully formed to make a tapered cylinder. The only part of this paperweight that has been polished is the base.
There is an incredible amount of skill used here in what appears to be a simple piece of glass.
Takeshi Sano is a master of mosaic glass and he produces one off pieces from his studio at Aoyama. He shares his studio with his wife Youko Sano, also an amazing glass artist. The last picture shows their two different styles with this piece from Takeshi and a small bowl from Youko.