Royal Purple

By Designer Glass Studio, Eiko Emori


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A noble shaped vase in waves of purples and indigos. Though it is tall and slim, it has a solid base and is well balanced. Perfect for the person who loves amethysts and irises, its rich texture and reflections of light and color makes sure it is not overshadowed by anything you put in it.

Glass (pâte de verre)

4 x 4 x 13.5 inches

About the artist

Eiko Emori studied art at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London, England, the Académie Grand Chaumière in Paris, France, and received a Master of Fine Arts degree at Yale University. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and a Fellow of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. Eiko is considered to be a most accomplished female graphic designer representing Canada. Eiko received the Pattie Walker Memorial Award recognizing excellence in Architectural Glass from Crafts Ontario in 2021. Eiko now works as a glassmaker focusing on the pâte-de-verre technique. She describes the first part of the pâte de verre process as similar to the labor intensive preparation for bronze sculpture. First she makes a wax form, to produce a sculpture. She prepares a high-temperature plaster using a recipe that she developed through many iterations. The mold must be strong enough to tolerate the high temperatures needed to melt the glass. The plaster is invested over the wax form. The resultant mold is heated to extract the wax and the cavities are charged with the glass frits that she has chosen for her color palette and flow. Then the mold is fired in a kiln to the temperature required for glass. After three or more days of slow cooling, she will crumble the plaster mold gently with her fingers so as not to damage the glass inside. The last stage is to clean and polish the glass piece that emerges. She sees glass as her partner and is always excited to see the piece emerge from its cocoon more beautiful than expected. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Glass
Category: Home/Decor

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