Akie Haga is a Canberra-based glass artist who values the high level of skill and unique artistic expression that characterises the art and craft of her native Japan. She utilises Flameworking techniques to melt glass rods with a table top torch, and sculpt and manipulate the molten glass.
Akie considers glass as a medium where craftsmanship and artistic expression blend in infinite ways. It can be transformed from liquid to solid and can be worked while hot or cold. Glass working includes various techniques that produce many forms, appearances and textures, from small objects to large architectural pieces.
In recent years, Akie has been focusing on making wearable glass to make art more accessible and enjoyable. She makes small production and also one of a kind pieces.
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Image Credit: Akie Haga, Seedpods Necklace, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the artist