Haruya HiroshimaKanazawa, Japan
Glasses that glow, polished to perfection. Haruya Hiroshima may be known for his cuts, but it’s the polishing process that produces the glow of his work. He creates for those who take pleasure in drinking–tea or spirits–but it’s also about place. Since he was young, Hiroshima has been fascinated with bars and their shelves of bottles, and specific glasses for particular drinks. This inspired him to design his own creations. His prolific production entails drafting the design, cutting, and polishing. He polishes cut-lines with a grinder one by one, a technique he learned while studying with a Czech Republic artisan at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art.