Momoo Omura turned to glasswork after working in metal casting and forging. She had long been interested in glass, and her skills in creating molds for metal casting proved applicable to the pate de verre (paste of glass) glasswork technique that she adopted. In pate de verre, the artist prepares glass pastes of different colors and arranges them in a pattern in a mold for firing in a kiln. Omuro evinces a dual preoccupation with form and line in her pate de verre creations. That emphasis, along with her refined sense of color, results in a striking fusion of traditional and contemporary, of oriental and occidental. Omuro deploys that fusion exclusively in vessels of one kind or another - perhaps reflecting the beauty-in-utility aesthetic permeating Japanese crafts. Each work is a unique piece; they continue as a living object through exhibition via their interaction with natural materials of light and space, manipulating their glass structure. Omura continues to hold solo exhibitions in Japan.
2015 Pragmata Gallery
2017 Gallery nichinichi
2018 Dee's hall
2019 Pragmata Gallery
Elegant Dedications: Selections of Female Artist works by Ippodo Gallery24 Feb - 9 Mar 2022Girl’s Day is the Japanese celebration held annually on March 3rd to pray for the healthy growth of girls. In ancient societies, men went out to hunt while women made textiles and earthenware, thus continuing the essential link between w omen and craftsmanship into modern day. Women remain synonymous with...Read more