Born in Shizuoka, Japan, glass artist Minori Takagi began studying
Tombodama (glass beads created through ancient lampworking techniques)
in 1997. Since moving to Vancouver, Canada in 2006, Takagi has been
incorporating new elements into her ancient style. Her jewellery uses soft
glass as well as borosilicate glass, a substance more durable than the typical
soda-lime variety of glass.
Takagi’s glass jewellery is widely acclaimed. It won Vancouver Magazine’s
2019 “Made in Vancouver” style category, and it is featured in articles by
The Georgia Straight, the Canadian craft magazine Studio, and the book 1000
Beads by Lark Crafts.