Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Vase
Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Vase
Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Vase

Aki Sakaida 'Kuyuri' Vase

Maker: Aki Sakaida

Regular price £190.00

Handmade in Japan 

Dimensions: ⌀ 6.5 x H 15.5cm 

Materials: Glass 

Method:  Smoke-stained with burnt wax

Care Instructions: Please note that it is not heat resistant glass.



Handcrafted by Aki Sakaida, a contemporary glass artist. Her transient works are made with a combination of highly saturated and subtle tones with vivid undulating edges and curves. The sleek and shiny interior is contrasted with the light in colour, textured outer body that is formed through the burning of wax onto the surface of the glass, resulting in the resemblance of ice. This series of impressively lightweight vessels are from Sakaida’s exquisite collection ‘Kuyuri’ that mediates on the multifaceted forms and chromatic palettes in nature.

This frosty, handblown glass vase is handcrafted by Sakaida. The burnt orange surface compliments the impeccable form that is a long neck and rounded body with a charming circular foot. 


About the Artist

Aki is an artist working with glass who lives and works in Akita City. She graduated from Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts in 2012 and worked at Toyama Glass Studio for 5 years before moving back to her hometown. In her sixteenth year of working with glass, she has participated in many group exhibitions across Japan and the UK.

Her body of work titled ‘Kuyuri’ focuses on smoke-stained with burnt wax which often unintentionally resembles an image of a natural scenery. She hopes that the burn marks from the wax will create an emotional response that resonates with people. Aki’s glass work mediates on the multifaceted forms and chromatic palettes in nature, with richly textured tones.