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.
Crown Rock Glass
BY Haruya Hiroshima
The Crown Rock Glass is intricately hand-cut and hand-polished by the Japanese glass artisan Haruya Hiroshima. Inspired by sophisticated bar culture, he creates elegant glassware that shines with perfection. Hiroshima studied at the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, and hand-cuts and hand-polishes each of his pieces, creating glassware that glows with a quiet finesse.