This glass machining experience comes in two parts; a comprehensive tour of the factory followed by a hands on experience of making your own cut glass soy sauce cruet. At the end of the experience, you will be able to take home your very own cut glass soy sauce cruet! During the factory tour, you will learn all about the history of glass machining and about the tools and machineries used in the craft. Moving on to the hands on experience, you will polish the neck of the cut glass soy sauce cruet with a diamond headed drill, widening the opening to fit a stopper. This spill-free soy sauce cruet is a traditional piece of Japanese glasswork and its functional and elgant design make it an ideal souvenir or gift. The experience will conclude with the gift-wrapping of your very own cut glass soy sauce cruet. Each workshop can accommodate up to 5 people, and children over 4 years of age are also welcome in this safe, family-friendly experience. The total duration of the experience is 1 hour. All materials shall be provided.
In a small and old glass machining factory animated by the sound of wooden gears grinding Edo glassware, Takayuki SHIINA will guide you through the basics of glass-processing. Koto City is well known for its Edo glassware, such as the Edo-Kiriko cut glass. The Shina Glass factory was founded in 1950 by Takayuki’s grandfather, and the factory has since been passed on to Takayuki’s father and younger brother. Takayuki himself graduated from university and was employed at a large corporation before founding GLASS LAB in 2014, propozing customized glass in partnership with Shina Glass.
◆Where / Meeting Place: GLASS-LAB ADRESS：1-13-11 Hirano, Koto, Tokyo, Japan https://goo.gl/maps/qiUBe55aau22 ◆What to wear / bring: Sneakers and flat-shoes are recommended Camera (if you have) Cash (*some small shops accept cash only)