Soraa Glass is the creation of Korean born, Tāmaki Makaurau based designer Jark Pane.
Influenced from her multi-disciplinary background spanning between landscape architecture, spatial, graphic design and classical music, the notion of the feminine form within spaces is explored through the delicate yet striking presence of glass.
Each piece is made following the lost wax casting process. Individually fettled, kiln-cast and polished by hand, a labor-intensive practice of patience that results in desirable outcomes. Jark was taught this technique whilst she was a studio assistant to Katherine Rutecki during her formative years working at Lukeke Design.
Jark began exploring blown glass when Lukeke visited Italy in 2017. The team was taught a masterclass by Maestro Davide Fuin in Murano and studied the works of renowned Venetian glass blowing artists during their time in Venice & Florence. Although she is more familiar with the process of lost wax casting, Jark continues to explore blown forms by designing mini-collections that she has begun to show alongside her cast glass work.
Soraa Glass objects are forever pieces that celebrate the intimate relationship between time and natural light. A way to reconnect to the orbital rhythms around us. An Ode to the salty landscapes of Aotearoa.