Emi Fujita

Kokeshi Glass Pen


About This Product


Kokeshi glass pens are made by a Japanese glass artist using burner work.

Burnerwork is a type of glass forming technique in which glass is melted and shaped by the flame of a burner. It's also known as lampwork and flamework. 

There are two types of burners; the artist’s choice depends on the glass being used and the desired shape. Air burners are used to melt soft glass while oxygen burners are used to melt hard glass. These two types of burners generally have different applications, too:

  • Air burner: glass beads, craftwork, sculpture, etc.
  • Oxygen burners: accessories, vessels, scientific instruments, etc.

As noted above, different types of glass have different levels of softness, which affects how the artist works with them:

  • Soft glass: Glass with a COE of 130, which is lower than that of hard glass. In industrial products, glass up to about COE 80 is called ordinary glass.
  • Hard glass: Glass with a coefficient of expansion (COE) of up to around 40, as typified by borosilicate glass. In glass crafts, glass with a COE of around 34 is used.

Kokeshi Glass Pen is made using a technique called lace cane in which two or more pieces of glass are combined together. It’s made of hard glass, but be careful not to impact it or drop it.

Please be careful not to apply too much pressure on the glass pen as it may break.

Please note that the shape and size of each item may vary due to the handmade nature of this product.

Please be aware that any impact may cause scratches, chips, or other damage to the glass pens.

If the product is broken, please handle it with care as shards of glass may cause injury. Do not use this product for any purpose other than its intended use.

When storing, please keep out of reach of children and pets.

Please do not use this product for children due to the sharpness of the pen tip.

About Emi Fujita

1987  Born in Tokyo, Japan                                                                          

2012  Completed Master's program in Crafts, Glass Research Area, Graduate School of Art and Design, Tama Art University                                                                           

2015- 2017  Based in Vancouver, Canada and worked around the U.S. and Canada. Trained as a live-in apprentice with several individual artists.                                                                                                                                           

2018- Present.   Based in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, working as a hands-on instructor at Guri Studio in addition to having a studio at home where she creates new works. In the summer, she goes to Pilchuck Glass School (USA) to work as a summer staff member.


For US domestic shipping : 

Free US domestic STANDARD shipping on full price orders over USD 120. (Usually arrives in 6 to 8 business days after shipping).

UPS® Ground shipping charges for orders to be delivered based on the number of unique items in your order for orders totaling less than $90. (Usually arrives in 4-7 days depends on what state)

For Overseas Shipping : 

DHL Express shipping for any overseas orders. Please note that import duties and local sales tax may be payable on receipt of your order, determined by the items you are ordering and the total value of your order.

Currently, due to logistical difficulties, we are not able to ship some artisans' work to Asia. We apologize for the inconvenience.



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You can return your items within 14 days of receipt of your shipment.
  • They must be in original condition
  • For clothing, unwashed and unworn
  • In the original packaging
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We reserve the right to reject any returns that do not comply with the conditions stated above. if your package is not accepted, it will be sent back to you at your expense and a refund will not be granted.
At this time, we cannot accept returns on international sales.
Are there any charges for return?
  • There are no charges for return
  • Original shipping charges are non-refundable
  • You are responsible for the charges of the return shipment
How soon will I get my refund?
  • Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
  • If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied original method of payment, within 10 working days.

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