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Masahiro Sasaki Guest Artist Demonstration

Japanese artist Masahiro Sasaki subscribes to the concept of “kogei,” skilled craftsmanship, and how material and technique lead to form. Sasaki leads the glass program at Aichi University in Japan. In his work, he likes to experiment with organic shapes to create sculptures with an inorganic material. See the final object from this demo after it's been coldworked starting at 1:44:56. Learn more about Masahiro Sasaki and see more images of his work at The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These special, extended demonstrations provide a fascinating peek at the techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glassmaking. Our own Hot Glass Demo Team assists and narrates for each artist, answering audience questions in real time. Learn more at