On our trip for Japan in September, we fell in love with this beautiful glassware. The description said Peter Ivy (USA) so we abondanded to contact him even though we really wished we could have carried his pieces at our store becuase of its simplicity and sensibility. Then a couple days later, our close friend in Tokyo who owns a store called Source and also writes about Peter's glass as his favorite piece, gave us his jar on my birthday by coinsidence and we found out the fact that he is from US but now lives in Toyama prefecture with his Japanese wife and two children! We got excited enough to contact him right away and about 10 days later we already visited his studio in Toyama!
Now you can see his first delivery in our store. Each one is mouth-blown and slightly greenish color. Very thin and fragile but very special for sure.
I will quote an interesting message from him when I exchanged email the first time.
"For me there is also an ironic side to the possibility displaying works there. When I lived in the U.S. I often made the simplest of works for myself to use at home. I never even considered trying to sell them there at that time. It would have been impossible as they were too simple for the general market. When I came to Japan I recognized quickly that there was a fit between my own sensibility as a maker and the culture here. I also felt a great curiosity about the sensibility of hand made items in Japan that I had not discovered in in the U.S. If indeed my work does end up being displayed in the U.S. I really enjoy the idea of it being within the context of "things Japanese."
We have limited numbers in inventory and once it is back ordered, please wait for 1-2 month. Thank you in advance.
glass cup old fashion $45ea : approximately 3.5 dia x 3" h (size varies +-1")
glass cup tumbler $60ea : approximately 3" dia x 5.5 h (size varies +- 1")
container w/lid S $90 : 4.25" dia x 3.5" h
container w/lid M $110 : 5" dia x 4"h
container w/lid L $120 : 5.5" dia x 4.5" h
The coffee jar w/wire $190 (3.5" dia x 5.5" h)
The pasta jar w/wire $275 (3.5" dia x 11" h)
The chubby jar w/wire M $300 (6" dia x 6" h)
The chubby jar w/wire L $325 (7" dia x 8" h)