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Featured Artist: Yosuke Miyao, Japan

Yosuke Miyao (b.1972) is a Japanese glass artist who creates glass sculptures using float glass. Yosuke uses a bending technique to produce his work, molding each piece from single sheet of float glass.

Glass softens and transforms at a temperature of over 1,112°F. A typical technique of shaping glass is to pour melted glass into a mold. However, when molding glass, it is it is impossible not to have irremovable traces on a glass surface. That is why the artist chooses to use float glass. These sheets of flat glass are heated repeatedly, bent with the aid of special equipment designed by the artist and gravity, until they form natural three-dimensional shapes resembling the artist’s design and vision.