平井睦美 Mutsumi Hirai
Mutsumi Hirai studied glass in the university for 4 years in Japan.
After the graduation, she went to Seattle to take a short term glass study program.
Upon returning to Japan, she worked in a glass workshop for 5 years then established her own workshop.
Since then, she have been based in Okayama and holding solo exhibitions both domestically and internationally.
She create glassware by blowing glass herself and then sandblasting patterns onto them.
Her distinctive style involves not just carving patterns, but taking the time to intricately etch them, emphasizing the texture and feel when touched.
She would be very happy hermy glassware can bring a moment of joy in everyday life to the people using them.