Summer Glass by Seiten
These glasses were blown individually at the Seiten glass studio in Okinawa.
In a 'summer' style, they are are high sided and suitable for large glasses of a favourite drink.
Glass of the type made at Seiten by Kiyoharu Matsuda and his team, is known as saisei glass. Saisei literally means ‘reborn’, and in glass it refers to a process to melt and recreate empty drinks bottles into beautiful forms.
Blended for texture and colour, the glass is heated from fragments, before being blown and swirled into new shapes.
Saisei glass has deep connection to Okinawa’s post war history, as craftspeople used the materials they could find to create a new lineage in glass. The results today refract sunlight, and seem somehow to encapsulate it within their material.
The glasses are around 13cm high and 8.3 cm in diameter. They weigh 400g.