Creator Spotlight: Chieko Shimizu Fujioka

Artist portrait

Chieko Shimizu Fujioka is a “contemporary glass artist capturing the essence of nature.” Her glass mosaics are inspired by the fragile moments experienced in her life and stand as a reminder to be thankful for the little things. Her unique process involves compiling colored shattered glass to create pieces that play with light and reflection. Chieko’s optimistic nature and positive outlook are what allow her to produce these stunning mosaics that concoct a delicate elegance. The care she puts into each piece is evident in the resulting quality. In their own way, her glass mosaics become metaphors and allegories of the outdoors and allow us to bring the comforting familiarity of nature into our spaces. Hear what she had to say about her motivations and creative process.

Name: Chieko Shimizu Fujioka

Hometown: Japan

Based in: Santa Clara, CA

Creates: Wall treatments, glass mosaics

Works as: A solo venture

First source of inspiration/style was: My inspiration always comes from nature. Small moments like wind blowing, flowers blooming, or leaves rattling.

What’s the coolest thing about your process?

I get to break glass with hammer and piece them back together like puzzles!

How is your creative business setup?

To remind ourselves that everything surrounded by us is from nature and appreciate the small things by portraying its beauty in an original way. 

Original art and designs are important because…

Because every piece is a part of my life. From preparing the materials to brainstorming the design, execution of painting, and attachment of glass, my soul is poured into the work. The creation is special and can not be replaced with anything else.

I started creating in order to…

Promote a total coordinate of lifestyle. One aspect of things can not lead to a wellness in life. Plant based food and exercise as physical wellness, and art and interior as mental wellness. 

Tools I would bring to a desert island would be…

Tools to make natural food, chillhop soundtrack, paint to decorate my cave home and my Frenchie Wonton.

My favorite Creator on Wescover is…

Heather Day, Zai Divecha, Anastasia Tumanova

 

Blue green Glass mosaic wall hangings
Elements by Chieko Shimizu Fujioka at the Creator’s Studio in Santa Clara

 

PInk Glass mosaic wall hangings
My Mariko by Chieko Shimizu Fujioka at a Private Home in Nagoya

 

Purple Glass mosaic wall hangings
Comfortable Torrent by Chieko Shimizu Fujioka at a Private Home in Nagoya

 

Green circle Glass mosaic wall hanging
Between The Leaves by Chieko Shimizu Fujioka at a Private Home in San Diego

 

Blue Glass mosaic detail
Colors of Lanikai by Chieko Shimizu Fujioka at the Creator’s Studio in Santa Clara

 

Large blue Glass mosaic wall hanging
S O A K by Chieko Shimizu Fujioka at the Creator’s Studio in Santa Clara

 

Green Glass mosaic wall hangings
Light of Mountain Stream by Chieko Shimizu Fujioka at a Private Home in Nagoya

 

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