TOYAMA GLASS STUDIO
A unique air shape emerged from the mastery of the technique, and the honey jar art piece was created.
Toyama is home to some of Japan's top glass artists. I met glass artist Shujiro Wada. While observing the production process, we were struck by the beautiful shapes and innocent glow created by the primitive act of blowing. They were the result of Wada’s outstanding technique, and we were thrilled to see the shape of the air appear.
The idea of a "honey jar" with its unique luster was born from the reflection and refraction of glass.
The honey jar, usually buried in everyday life, would come alive with the glow of life. The art piece will be developed as if the moment when the air is blown into the glass by hand has been trapped.
While wondering if it is possible to make an everyday object such as a honey jar more like an art piece,
I came across hand-blown glass in Toyama. The two materials share an innocent shape, smooth texture,
and beautiful shine that makes us fall in love with them. A unique air shape emerged from the mastery of the technique, and the honey jar art piece was created.
Photo by Ryohei Maehara
Toyama movie by Shiori Fukada, Towa Nakamura
Toyama Glass Studio, Shujiro Wada
HONEY / 2021