Setsuko Ogishi Art Glass Studio
Glassblowing is my great adventure. I started my artistic career as a painter (this drawing is one of my early works), but found I had a much stronger affinity with glass. For me it is a more flexible, pure and honest medium. I enjoy creating the harmony of colours and transparency in versatile textures and shapes that can be achieved in my landscape. It is the wilderness in glass that intrigues me – the depth, the possibilities.
Traditional Japanese art and customs are important influences in my work. I moved to Australia over twenty years ago and love Australia’s futuristic mood and freedom, which is very conducive to my wish to explore the flexibility of glass.