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Niijima International Glass Festival postponed

Due to the worldwide spread of the new coronavirus, the 33rd Niijima International Glass Art Festival, which was scheduled this year, will be postponed to 2021.web-shopto find your favorite glassware.

Niijima Glass Art Center

Niijima is an island with a beautiful contrast of blue sea and white sand beach, 160 km south of Tokyo. There are volcanic rocks (biotite rhyolite) called Koga-seki in the unique products of the island. This pumiceous volcanic rock containing 80% quartz becomes raw material for the Niijima glass. It is a natural color glass that develops into an olive color due to the contained iron.
The Niijima Glass Art Center began in 1987 with the theme of development and education to utilize this Niijima glass as a material for tourism resources and artworks in a multi-purpose manner. The center has been organizing workshops and creating workpieces to cultivate human resources and provide opportunities for international exchange.
The Center holds the Niijima International Glass Art Festival, invites artists from abroad every year to do workshops, open demos and lectures. Many students participate not only from all over Japan but also from overseas to the festival. The festival is an annual and exciting event in the glass art world. This year, we celebrate its 32nd year.

Niijima Glass Art Museum

Niijima Glass Art Museum focuses on contemporary glass art. Our collections are mainly the works of artists who visited Niijima in the workshop. You can see some of the exhibits here.

Youtube videos

We have uploaded the video from the 2019 festival on youtube.



Social Networks

We have uploaded past glass art festival records to youtube
Our Facebook page is here
Our Instagram page is here

Niijima scholarship

Thanks to the special arrangements of Pilchuck Glass School, the Niijima Glass Art Center has received a partner scholarship for three people and we have added one more person to the Niijima Scholarship award.
We also have received a scholarship from the Corning Museum of Glass Studios with the help of Pauline Mount. We have added one more person to the Niijima Scholarship award.

The following are the two people who have chosen for these awards.

Niijima Scholarship: CHATTAKAN VONGSIRI (Blowing)
Corning Scholarship: Ryoko SAGAWA (Framework)

The Niijima Scholarship for 2019 was awarded to four students below.

Work shop 1 Blowing :
Sao HOSOI
CHATTAKAN VONGSIRI

Workshop 2 Framework:
Ruri KOMACHI
Ryoko SAGAWA (Corning Scholarship)

The 32nd Niijima Glass Art Festival has ended.

This year, for the 32nd Niijima International Glass Festival, we invited Nick Mount and Cathleen Eliott as workshop lecturers, Mrs. Polin Mount as a special lecturer for the slide presentation on the Open Day.
Students, Instructors, T.A., Assistant, more than 40 people took part in a one-week workshop. At our Open Days, a total of over 100 people visited Niijima.


You can see the 2019 festival from this link

Video of the Festival by B.P.G.

The Bangkok Public Glass Company made the videos of interview with Mr.CHATTAKAN VONGSIRI about his experience at the Niijima Glass Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FieoSzwx6pk
The link to the first international glass festival in Thailand is here. From the Niijima Glass Art Center, Yumiko Noda and Osamu Noda were invited. We made a report site from the festival.

● Niijima International Glass Art Festival Archive

Since it started in 1987, the Niijima Glass Art Center has held the Niijima Glass Art Festival every year. Since 1990, we have posted the record on the Internet real time during the festival, and shared experiences with artists all over the world through the network.
This is a record of the past festival

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Phone: 04992-5-1540
(overseas): 81-4992-5-1540

100-0400 東京都新島村間々下海岸通り
Mamashita seaside Rd. Niijima-mura, Tokyo 100-0400 JPN

info@niijimaglass.org