Saturday, 4 February 2017

I Have Always Been Fascinated,

by glass blowing,

 so it was with great delight I came across the work of of Yuki Tsunoda, the 26-year old artist first began working with glass in 2012,

 she is a young sculptor who shapes glass into insects and plants that are almost exactly to scale, Tsunoda works primarily with Italian Moretti glass, which is a medium-soft glass and is known for its malleable and colourful properties, 

but because she works in such miniature scale she often uses pins, small spatulas, razors and other tools around the house to create her sculptures,

She also uses dichroic glass and a form of quartz known as aventurine to obtain the type of metallic lustre often found on insects, 

Tsunada exhibits her work around Japan periodically but doesn’t appear to have any upcoming exhibitions, but she does have an online shop where you can purchase her glass insects, She is also on Twitter,

where she occasionally shares images of her work, and no I am not on commission, I just like the insects that Tsunada so meticulously makes.

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