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Naoya Arakawa
Kyoto, Japan

Glass with the qualities of water, Naoya draws endless inspiration from nature, especially from a stream near his workshop.  He blows his glass pieces using traditional Japanese techniques, and they are meant to reflect the surrounding landscape and change with the light.  He is a mentor to many young artists at his Seikousha Glass Studio in the mountains of Kyoto and has been crafting his mastery of blown glass since 1978.

Shop ARTISAN: Naoya Arakawa 荒川尚也