Clear Glass Sculptures ‘Vessel of Memory’ by Ayako Tani


Sculptural Ships


10 cm
1 kg

Clear Glass Sculptures ‘Vessel of Memory’ by Ayako Tani

These clear glass sculptures, ‘Vessel of Memory’ by Ayako Tani, are a fantastic modern interpretation of the classic ‘Ship in a Bottle’.

Set on a base of solid oak, we see a stunning and delicate glass ship inside a perfectly formed clear pill-shaped bubble. Look carefully and you will see how every little detail is perfectly formed in this delightful hand fused glass sculpture. Even the orange life ring is present, adding a wonderful splash of colour.

These clear glass sculptures will make a fabulous addition to the home and will be an excellent talking point for years to come.

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Clear Glass Sculptures Artist

Dr Ayako Tani is a highly accomplished and internationally renowned glass artist. Her glass art journey began in Japan, where she studied a BA in arts and courses in bead-making, glass blowing and kiln casting.  Dr Tani  then continued to the University of Sunderland, where her passion for her work and subject blossomed further. She continued to develop her academic interests and successfully completed an MA and PhD in Glass Art and Ceramics.

Dr Ayako Tani has produced a significant range of stunning glass artworks. In addition to her stunning artworks,  she has also published a number of publications on glass art. Her in-depth knowledge and understanding of the art form really shows in her beautiful and delicate pieces, leading to numerous awards and recognition.

Dr Tani specialises in lampworking glass. All her pieces are made from borosilicate glass, this type of glass is able to withstand extreme temperatures without cracking. This is because it contains boron trioxide, a ‘magic’ ingredient that completely alters how glass behaves. Using molten glass as ink, her work often captures her memory and body movement in glass. Particularly, she introduced the philosophy of calligraphy to glass art, developing ‘calligraphic lampworking’, which embraces the amorphous characteristic of glass. She regularly exhibits and lectures at the international level, and her work has been collected by prestigious museums in the UK, Germany and China.

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 10 cm


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