Masao Adachi

色泡硝子切子長方皿

  • Glasswork
  • Presented in 2008
  • Sold Out

Category Glasswork
Year Presented 2008
Exhibition The 55th 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.

Masao Adachi

photo Masao Adachi

Glass bowls with silk yarn patterns While applying the facet technique, swaying silk fiber patterns are daringly carved freehand to give the illusion of softness to the exquisitely beautiful glass ware pieces. The delicate shine on the surface gives the subtle impression of lustrous silk. To achieve this effect different techniques are used for the inside and outside. Matte black enamel coloring is coated in many layers, and a rough cut surface is left to just the right degree to best show the crystallization of such delicate handwork.