November 15, 2016


Sleek glass

An Astute Assembly photography & Styling ... 

Photography by Liz Clarkson. Styling by AAAteam

Great effort to achieve such beautiful images. So happy to work with you Liz ! For more works From Liz Clarkson, visit here -


We are super excited to introduce Shotoku glassware’s sleek black range of glasses in matte and gloss finishes.

These special glasses have a unique story too. In the 90’s Shotoku Glass Co. struggling with excess stock that was no longer in vogue. In a bold attempt to breath new life into the factory, they decided to melt down all the unwanted glasses of many colours and reshape them into a beautifully contemporary style. Ill the coloured glass melted into a rich black and they we’re an immediate success, giving the raging factory a new start and paving the way for their popularity today.

These glasses are made with the same technique and meticulous care and craft as our popular clear "Usuhari" glass range, which are hand blown by Japanese artisans. Watch the video below for a full appreciation of just how it’s done. Their kiln runs at 2000 degrees – we visited them in spring and the workshop it was really hot, just imagine how hot would be in the middle of a hot Japanese summer!

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