Akira Shirahata

Flower vessel with design of connected chrysanthemums. “Clear moonlight”

  • Glasswork
  • Presented in 2013
  • H 19.5 x W 35.0 x D 11.4 cm
  • $10,467

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Category Glasswork
Year Presented 2013
Dimensions H 19.5 x W 35.0 x D 11.4 cm
Exhibition The 60th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Kiriko cut glass

    Kiriko cut glass is made by using rotating grinders or diamond wheels to cut geometric patterns and curves into the surface of finished glass vessels. The patterns are evened and finished with fine polishing stones. Edo kiriko and Satsuma kiriko are especially famous.

Akira Shirahata

photo Akira Shirahata

Combining surface grinding and kiriko (cut glass). He focuses on the "form", and thoroughly polishes the glass to bring out its charm.