We will be handling works by Mutsumi Hirai, a glass artist from Okayama Prefecture!
Ms. Hirai, who became independent as a glass artist in 2012, first encountered glass when she was studying at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts as part of a course.
“ The moment I touched it, I wanted to make it. The melted glass was so beautiful, so that was one of the reasons,” says Ms. Hirai.
She also went on a short-term study abroad program to Seattle, USA, where he learned about glass. Glass is also deeply involved in hippie culture, and Seattle has a thriving workshop.
Ms. Hirai's works, which have honed his sensibilities in various places , are all wonderful things that change the space stylishly just by being there.
The shape is formed by blowing glass technique. The part to be patterned is masked, and the parts other than the pattern are painstakingly removed by sandblasting (a process in which a sand-like abrasive is sprayed on the surface).
The glass cannot be left outside while it is being made, so it is always put in and out of the furnace, being careful not to break it.
The small dots and lines on the patterned part of the MARU glass are decorated with a leutor (electric cutting instrument) like the one used by dentists. The MARU glass is made after a lot of time and effort. The rounded form is also cute and soothing.
Easy to hold and easy to drink!
This time, we have also prepared a very stylish straight glass with a round pattern in which three-dimensional dots are arranged rhythmically.
The small diameter makes it difficult for carbonic acid to escape, so you can enjoy the fizzy feeling of carbonated water and soda for a long time. Perfect for carbonated cocktails and sparkling wine!
The beautiful blue color is soothing, and it seems that adults will continue to drink at home.
I create every day with the thought that " I want to be able to share in the moment of everyday life of that person."
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