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Niijima Glass Art Center

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 31st 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 2018 festival on youtube.





Social Networks

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

Niijima scholarship

The 2018 Niijima scholarship was awarded to the following three people.
YOUN HO SEOK (Chris) (W1) Sanwa Masayasa (W1) Masaru Aoi (W2)

The 31st Niijima Glass Art Festival has ended.

This year, for the 31st Niijima International Glass Festival, we invited David Salvadore and Janis Miltenberger as workshop lecturers, Mr. Jakapan Vilasineekul from Thailand 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.


On an opening day, we had a collaboration of Davide Salvadore and Jakapan Vilasineekul just before Davide's demonstration. Jakapan brought the mold of braided metal shaped like a doll. Davide made a big hot glass bulb on his blowpipe and blew it into the shape. It was a highlight of the beginning of the workshop.
Mr. Vilasineekul is a contemporary artist who teaches at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Now, he is working hard as a critical figure of the art glass festival to be held for the first time in Thailand in the following November.

You can see the 20018 festival from this link

Thailand Glass Art Festival

The first international glass festival in Thailand is now open. From the Niijima Glass Art Center, Yumiko Noda and Osamu Noda are invited. We made a report site from the festival here. http://niijimaglass.org/ThaiFestival/
Mr. Jakapan and Mr. Ake who visited last Niijima Festival are also working there. Please have a look when you have time.

● 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