Suji Crystal Rock Glass Turquoise
BY Kimiko Yasuda
Based in Osaka, Japan, glass artisan Kimiko Yasuda hand blows, cuts and polishes jewel-like crystal glasses using the kiriko method, the traditional Japanese cut glass technique. Yasuda makes detailed cuts by hand, which reveal different layers of color, and polishes the glass for a shiny, sharp finish. For these glasses, she makes the cuts deeper and thicker at the bottom to allow more light through the colored glass.