Monday 24 September 2012

Neo Glass Pendants

 We are delighted to introduce the glasswork of Masaya Nouga (the sole artisan behind Neo Glass) through Sorazora.

Masaya creates delicate pendants of varying styles all with the influence of nature. Through blending and shaping borosilicate glass with the heat from a gas powered torch, he creates individual handcrafted pendants, vases, candle holders, pipes, paper weights and shot glasses. It is his intricate pendants that we are delighted to make available through our Tokyo Craft section of our online store.   

Each glass pendant is paired up with an organic cord made from either wax coated hemp or nettle that has been twisted or knotted and finished off with an ironwood toggle.

The photos above and below show the first selection to be uploaded. For more information about each pendant and plenty more photos, please follow the links below to Neo Glass' product page.

Friday 14 September 2012

Mayor's Thames Festival 2012

The 8th and 9th of September saw the Mayor's Thames Festival come alive again for another year. This annual event takes place all along the South bank of the river Thames from Tower Bridge up to the London Eye.

It was our fourth year to join the festival and our third year in the More London area which hosts many performing artists in the amphitheater cut into the walkway. The weather was perfect throughout the entire duration giving us all perhaps one last taste of summer.

The festival seemed smaller this year as the large grassed area near Tower Bridge had been given over to spectators of the paralympics where they could watch sports live on a large screen.

Those who have seen our stall before will note from the above photo that we used a smaller stall than usual. Our regular stall is too deep to be accommodated along the walkway, but we managed to show almost all of our usual products.

 The Mayor's Thames Festival always finishes with a spectacular, if not rather late, fireworks display further up the river. This year was no exception, but for those of us near Tower Bridge, we were treated to an additional short display of fireworks marking the end of the London's paralympic games.

For more information about this annual event, please follow the link below to the official website:

Thursday 6 September 2012

New Atslan Pendants

Today's new product upload are four new pendants crafted by Atslan.

This new set of organic pendants has been produced using only natural materials to give these rustic pieces a timeless feel.

Pendant : Betel Nut (Areca Nut)
Cord : Beeswax Coated Giant Himalayan Nettle
Toggle : Ipe (Brazilian Ironwood)

Pendant : Betel Nut (Areca Nut)
Cord : Beeswax Coated Giant Himalayan Nettle
Toggle : Ipe (Brazilian Ironwood)

Pendant : Turquoise
Cord : Beeswax Coated Giant Himalayan Nettle
Toggle : Ipe (Brazilian Ironwood)

Pendant : Shiva Lingam Stone
Cord : Hemp
Toggle : Ipe (Brazilian Ironwood)

To view these and other pendants in the Atslan range, please follow the link below to our gallery page:

Colourfest 2012 review

The bank holiday weekend of 24th to 27th of August saw sorazora exhibit for the first time at Colourfest.

Held at Holten Lee down in Poole, Dorset, it was the first year for Colourfest to take place and it is safe to say that this festival will continue for many years to come. This beautiful festival offered a rich and diverse program, not just yoga (which is their background), but also music, art, dance, storytelling, poetry and theatre.

Pictured below is Susie Ro performing with her band in the main tent. We were fortunate enough to obtain a couple of her CDs and I know we will be listening to them frequently as soon as we copy her tracks to our ipod, (the CD in our vehicle has reached the end of its life leaving us with just a cassette player!). Another artist who we had the opportunity of listening to and getting to know was Victor Chetcuti, who will also soon be a permanent feature in our playlists. Websites for each artist can be found through the following links:

Colourfest was another opportunity to meet Paul and Maria. Paul is the man behind the Tipi below, which saw some wonderful nights sat round the fire. If you are interested in Tipi hire, tailormade Tipis or perhaps canvas for any structure you already have, Paul is your man. He can be found through the following link:

Paul at Sundor Lodges

The organisers, Rowen and Robbie, put in a lot of hard work not just in preparation, but throughout the entire festival. Their efforts were clearly noticed and an amazing weekend filled with beautiful people was a well earned result. We look forward to joining everyone again next year.

For more information about this festival, please feel free to follow the link below to the official website: