Ishida Glass Studio



Pate de Verre is an ancient glass making technique developed in Mesopotamia.  This method passed on from father to son almost vanished after the discovery of glass blowing but was revived once again by the hands of a couple in Kyoto who originally drew designs for kimono obis.  The whole Ishida family creates exquisite pate de verre pieces that have now become particular to Japan.

In 2009 Wataru Ishida and his wife Seki were designated by Kyoto as intangible cultural asset holders for their Japanese pate de verre which they spent reviving for 7 years.  At present, their son Satoshi and his wife Chisato also join in production.  Using their delicate sense of beauty cultivated in Kyoto, they create “Japanese Pate de Verre”, a dignified craft that cannot be found in the west.


Ishida Glass Studio

Ishida Glass Studioは、石田亘・征希、石田知史・ちさとの家族で運営される。1985年、染織図案家だった亘が妻・征希とガラス工芸パート・ド・ヴェールの研究開始。2009年、亘が京都府指定無形文化財「鋳込み硝子」保持者に認定される。日本的美意識を追究しつつ、作品作りにまい進する工芸一家。

Ishida Glass Studio is operated by the family consisting of Wataru and Seki Ishida and Satoshi and Chisato Ishida.  In 1985, Wataru who drew designs for kimono obis, started his research on pate de verre with his wife, Seki.  In 2009, Wataru was designated by Kyoto as an intangible cultural asset holder. While continuing to pursue the sense of Japanese beauty, they create artworks as a family.