Kuniaki Kuroki is a world-renowned glassmaker with over 50 years of experience, whose works combine techniques from traditional Japanese ceramics and lacquering, and incorporate motifs from classic Japanese artists like Ogata Korin and Katsushika Hokusai. A 2008 exhibition of his work at Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice wowed Western audiences. At his workshop in the mountains of Miyazaki Prefecture, he has supported his local community with an entirely new style of cut glass.
Piece inspired by folding screen by Ogata Korin
Aya-kiriko, cut-glass style invented by Kuroki
Glass can give eternal life to Japan's cultural and natural beauty