Heralded by lovers of ikebana and wabi-sabi, Yoshihiro Nishiyama creates handmade glassware hundreds of miles from Tokyo in the Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Light dances through Yoshihiro Nishiyama’s perfectly imperfect glassworks. Deeply influenced by glassware from the Edo, Meiji and Taisho periods, Yoshihiro is a master of Katabuki, a technique that uses a mold into which glass is blown–allowing for extremely light and thin glass with a characteristically expressive surface that “makes you feel like you are floating on the surface of a lake.” In the words of the artist, “Although glass is usually considered cold, in reality it also has warmth and softness, which I try to express.”
BY Yoshihiro Nishiyama
The Decanter is handblown by Japanese glass artisan Yoshihiro Nishiyama, who blows down into the mold, infusing each piece with breath and letting gravity pull molten glass to create a thick base. The Decanter features Nishiyama’s signature, stunning textured surface that emulates rippling water, which is produced from the movement and cooling of the molten glass. He designed it so that its sides are mildly indented to provide an easy grip.
Due to the handmade nature of this product, each decanter is unique and may vary in size.