Crackle Morning Glory Vase
BY Naoya Arakawa
Defined by its signature crackled finish, achieved by submerging glass in cold water fresh from the heat of the kiln, Naoya Arakawa’s Morning Glory Vase captures the thawing surface of an icy pond in masterfully hand-blown glass.
Renowned for forging glass with the qualities of water, Naoya Arakawa draws endless inspiration from nature, especially from a stream near his workshop in Kyoto, Japan. Using traditional Japanese techniques he has been honing for more than 40 years—along with his own, bespoke formulas of sand and other natural materials—he hand-blows glass vessels meant to reflect the landscape around him, shifting and shimmering in the changing light.