Yusuke Uchida studied glass making at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts in Okayama prefecture, where he was fascinated by the beauty of the material, and the fluid aesthetics of changing shapes. After graduating, he carried on working with glass, this time as a staff member of Toyama Glass Studio. Yusuke left this position in 2016, becoming a full time independent glass artist, again based at Toyama Glass Studio.
He aims to create functional pieces with a seasonal touch, which adds a little colour to the user’s everyday life.
‘There is something new to discover every day working on glass’ Uchida says. ‘I get frustrated sometimes when I find my skill is not as good as I wanted, but there is always more joy than frustration. I never get bored’.