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Noriaki's path to glass was simple, while on diving trips as a student he was enamored by how the world looked under water and he wanted to represent his memories from the ocean with glass. After graduating from university he traveled to Europe and the USA in search for glass where he met the architectural glass artist Thomas Patti. During his apprenticeship with Thomas Patti Noriaki explored the vastness of glass making. Inspired, Noriaki returned to Japan where he dreamt of adorning interiors with glass art. He uses a variety of styles and techniques to create the perfect glass or fusion glass art piece for each space he works with.
Noriaki Eto

Noriaki Eto

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Megumi Nishihara

 
 

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Noriaki, a Kobe native, and Megumi, an Osaka native, both attended Osaka University of Arts where they majored in architecture.
Noriaki's path to glass was simple, while on diving trips as a student he was enamored by how the world looked under water and he wanted to represent his memories from the ocean with glass. After graduating from university he traveled to Europe and the USA in search for glass where he met the architectural glass artist Thomas Patti. During his apprenticeship with Thomas Patti Noriaki explored the vastness of glass making. Inspired, Noriaki returned to Japan where he dreamt of adorning interiors with glass art. He uses a variety of styles and techniques to create the perfect glass or fusion glass art piece for each space he works with.
After graduating from Osaka University of Arts, Megumi began working under Eriko Horiki, the master of architectural washi. Under Horiki, she learned about the creative design and execution process required for creating washi art. After her stint with Horiki, Megumi joined Noriaki and began working with glass. As the artistic director she seeks out a variety of materials they can use in their pieces and creates the one-of-a-kind designs for each interior space she encounters.
 

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