STUDIO A & Co: Glass, Jewellery & Craft Works is the creation of Eiko Kawaguchi. Eiko creates jewellery and unique tableware in glass.
Eiko was born and raised in Japan. During a holiday in Australia in 1997, she saw and fell in love with a perfume bottle exquisitely hand made in glass. Her artistic journey had begun and she set out to learn master the glass arts.
She trained in glass blowing at Tokyo Glass Art Institute. Back in Australia in 1999 she met, learnt from and worked with many creative exponents working in glass. Moving to New Zealand in 2001, she attended a lampworking workshop (working glass with a torch) before setting up a home studio with a help from Michael her significant other.
Eiko’s career encompasses glass bead Jewellery making and she has explored the use of heat resistant glass (borosilicate glass) and to create a wide range of jewellery and blown vessels.
In June 2011, STUDIO A & Co: Glass, Jewellery & Craft Works opened as a glass artist studio and retail store. It is housed in the historic ‘Mill’ Complex, Waikuku in North Canterbury,New Zealand.