Unique Sculptures ‘East Wind’ by Ayako Tani
Unique Sculptures such as this ‘East Wind’ by Ayako Tani do not come along often. This exceptional and intricate piece of glass art requires immense skill and craftsmanship.
The more you look, the more you are drawn in and notice more and more of the tiny details that make up this delightful scene. The gold lustre layered over the clear glass adding yet another level of elegant luxury to these unique sculptures.
We see a family out enjoying themselves. Maybe they will they stop to take a ride on the Ferris wheel or stop to admire the fishes and beautiful blossoms. What would you do?
As you gaze at these stunning unique sculptures, you will be transported to this carefree and magical world, and your cares will drift away.
Unique 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. She then moved to the University of Sunderland where her passion for art and design blossomed further and she 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 making, she has also published a number of publications on glass art. Her in-depth knowledge and understanding of the art form really show 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. In particular, she introduced the philosophy of calligraphy to glass art, developing ‘calligraphic lampworking’, which embraces the amorphous character 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.