Eric Cruze and Tomo Sakai

Eric studied architecture and worked as an architect for several years before discovering glassmaking. He studied with Curtiss Brock at the Appalachian Center for Crafts and Frantisek Janak at SUPSS in the Czech Republic.

Tomo studied glass at Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, and then went to the Czech Republic for advanced training in glass engraving and coldworking. She worked closely with Peter Rath of Lobmeyr, in Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic.

"In our work, we are passionate about exploring the beauty of glass through experimentation and technique. Our goal is to combine a high level of traditional craftsmanship with a modern design sensibility - a fusion of materiality and simplicity."    - Eric and Tomo

Tomo and Eric working together