What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Veil of Glass


Ayuko Iizuka

I have profiled many glass artists over the years. It’s probably my favorite material, so while I’m by no means an expert, I certainly have a lot of opinions, and I know what I like. When I caught sight of the glass vessels by Ayuko Iizuka, it was love at first sight. I want to pick them up and touch them and examine them all.

Iizuka uses an ancient technique known as part de veil, which dates back to early Mesopotamia, making it one of the oldest glassworking techniques. Colored glass is made into a paste, applied onto a cooled, blown-glass form, then fused to the vessel using extreme heat. The finished vessels’ misty translucence is truly gorgeous, and I think these are some of the most beautiful glass pieces I’ve ever seen.

You can follow Ayuko Iizuka on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “Veil of Glass

  1. So beautiful!

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  2. The balance between opacity and translucency is glorious. The pieces glow and have depth to them. Lovely stuff. I cannot decide which is my favourite between the first and second images.

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  3. Robotic’s are taking over this art, what a shame. Hal

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  4. Sea glass is what I see too. Beautiful.

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  5. Just stunningly beautiful!

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  6. interesting designs, love that stuff

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