Michiko Maekawa is one of Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks’ senior staff. Her Japanese upbringing combined with a dual-degree in marine biology and glassblowing are strongly reflected in Maekawa’s work. She draws on the correlations between water and glass; primarily utilizing transparent colors due to their water-like quality. As a result, her designs are playful extrapolations of traditional glass forms that provide refreshing choices in functional glass.
The gallery images represent a sample of Maekawa’s designs and also feature her stained glass pieces, available for custom order only. Visit our online store to purchase Michiko Maekawa’s hand blown glass.
Michiko Maekawa's Bio (pdf)
Sandblasted Orca Bowl
Status: Private Collection
Maekawa’s sandblasted work combines her unique design aesthetic with blown glass vessels. Each design is created with a hand drawn stencil that is applied to the glass and sandblasted, revealing the colors underneath.