Pate de Verre Bowl ( blue )

Pate de Verre Bowl ( blue )

Momoo Omuro
H4 3/4 W11 1/4 D11 1/4 in
H12.5 W28.5 D28.5 cm
Item Number:C16677

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Momoo Omuro
1969 Born in Tokyo
1992-1994 Studies metal casting with Kitamura Shinichi
1993 Earns Bachelor of Art degree in industrial, interior, and craft design from Musashino Art University
1995 Apprentices in Io Keiji's forging studio
1996 Studies glass work at Surrey Institute of Art and Design(United Kingdom)
Since 1999 Works as independent artist at studio near Tokyo

Awards and Exhibition:
1998 Jurors'special prize, Sapporo Beer Mug 2 craft competition
2000 Selected for Nihon Kogeikai exhibition
2001,2002,2003 Selected for annual exhibition at Watashi no Heya(My Room)interior shop in Tokyo
2001,2002 One-Person shows at Gallery Kai in Tokyo
2003 One-Person show at Ecru+HM Gallery in Tokyo

Omuro turned to glasswork after working in metal casting and forging. She had long been interested in glass, and her skills in creating molds for metal casting proved applicable to the pate de verre(paste of glass)glasswork technique that she adopted.

In pate de verre, the artist prepares glass pastes of different colors and arranges them in a pattern in a mold for firing in a kiln. Omuro evinces a dual preoccupation with form and line in her pate de verre creations. That emphasis, along with her refined sense of color, results in a striking fusion of traditional and contemporary, of oriental and occidental. Omuro deploys that fusion exclusively in vessels of one kind or another - perhaps reflecting the beauty - in - utility aesthetic that permeates Japanese craft.