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Designer Glass Studio

Eiko Emori

Eiko Emori

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Eiko Emori, N.D.D. (Central School of Arts & Crafts, England), M.F.A. (Yale University), F.G.D.C., R.C.A., started training in glassmaking in Japan, where pâte de verre glass is popular. Her background is graphic design. The Designer Glass Studio was established in 2007.

Why We’re One of a Kind

Pâte de verre is the original glass-making method. It dates back about four thousand years. I try to commune with those ancient craftsmen who toiled away at their craft, gathering sand and chemicals in the desert, sculpting vessels with wax, building plaster moulds, losing wax, charging glass powder, heating the charged moulds with wood fire, removing the plaster after they cool down and then grinding and polishing the resultant glass pieces. Even with the help of electricity, computerized thermostat and purchasing of glass powder, the process is still very time-consuming and cumbersome.

I employ the ancient method with some variation and add different glassmaking techniques, such as lampworking. I seek for subtle shifts and blend of colors. I would like the viewers to see the traces of glass colour movement and enjoy the results.

With fusing and slumping technique, I design vessels for the table, aiming to achieve the tradition and spirit of Japanese tableware - soft and warm expressions with hard and shiny material: glass. A major aspect of Japanese cooking is the presentation, where vessels play an important role.

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Shipping Policy

All orders will ship within 3 business days via UPS Standard. Delivery takes from 1 to 7 business days within Canada, depending on the destination. Shipping cost is calculated according to weight and the destination.

Return policy
The buyer must notify the intention of returning the item to the seller within 7 days of the receipt of the parcel. Cost of the item only will refunded after the artwork is received in the original condition.