Edo Kirkio: Masterclass with Toru Horiguchi

  • Kelly, J. (Organiser)
  • Toru Horiguchi (Artist)
  • Mari Lamb (Advisor)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


A 3-day masterclass workshop with Toru Horiguchi held at Edinburgh College of Art preceded the Edo Kiriko conference and a range of the work created by the staff and students were shown during the conference, in a curated showcase. During the masterclass, Toru Horiguchi was able to share his vast skills and knowledge of cut crystal and the fine art of the Edo Kiriko tradition with staff and students at ECA. Which culminated in a cross-cultural exchange and a modern-day skills transmission, an act that sees the lost art of cut crystal being reintroduced to this group of Scottish glass makers. The workshop participants were encouraged to try out diamond lathe cutting, many for the first time.
Period5 Dec 20237 Dec 2023
Event typeWorkshop
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • glass cutting
  • glass making
  • cross-cultural exchange