It is with my great pleasure that I introduce my diamond point engraving.

Definitely different from other glass arts, I engrave the patterns on glass without using any machine tools, but entirely by hand. The works are thoroughly filled with a charm that draws people in, dignified, beautiful and delicate, and the individuality of the glass itself is brought out.

What I prefer most to express are all such creatures as plants and animals, particularly flowers and birds, and also sceneries, etc. Perceiving the intrinsic energy and characteristics of the object, I go on absorbing them in myself. For instance, in case of engraving flowers, the patterns are numerously pictured, and I at times analyze the flower to inquire how its structure is.

Glass engraving expresses everlasting and imaginative world, since it is purely achromatic.

Keiko Ito