Haruya Hiroshima
Kanazawa, 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 pleasure in imbibing, tea or spirits, but it’s also about place.  Since he was young, his fascination with bars and their shelves of bottles and specific glasses for specific drinks led him to want to design his creations to fit in spaces that pay great attention to details.  His prolific production entails drafting the design, cutting, and polishing.  He polishes cut-lines with a grinder one by one, as a result of his study with an artisan from the Czech Republic at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art.