Toda’s works—created by placing crushed glass into heat resistant plaster molds which are then placed in an electric furnace and melted, cooled gradually, and finally perfected by processing and polishing—are characterized by their colorful range, and use of contrasting shades and gradation of color. According to the artist, “Although it is a long process, it is by going through it that I am reminded of the beauty of glass.” This exhibition showcases Toda’s glassware, and decorative pieces that reflect light in their own unique and beautiful way, and create a gentle air around them.
1997 Graduated from the Tokyo Glass Art Institute
1998-2005 Worked at the Tokyo Glass Art Institute
2010 Set up a studio in Sado
2007 Grass Hopper Gallery, Tokyo (Also in ’09, ’11, ’12, and ’14)
2008 Kurashi no Kougei Gallery, Takashimaya Shinjuku Store 10F (biennial)
2009 Kurashi no Kougei Gallery, Takashimaya Nihombashi Store 7F (biennial)
2010 Koubou kara no Kaze・craft in action, Chib
2012 Amusement Sado, Sado Island (annual since 2012)
2013 Morita Garou, Tokyo (annual)
2015 Sogo, Chiba
2017 Tokyu Department Store, Kichijoji
onto Sado Island.