Stoneware base, porcelain & red stoneware clay
34cmD x 40cmH
Rounded and generous in form, the Akiko Hirai Moon Jar features thick volcanic glazes streaming down the sides or encrusted on the surface.
Akiko’s work is a fusion of Japanese and British ceramic traditions. We’ll be featuring her slender bottle forms grouped together to create serene still-life compositions. Akiko uses a dark, coarse clay for much of her work, with a matt white glaze that acts as a veil. Once fired, the chemical impurities of the underlying clay create subtle, often unpredictable, areas of colour and shade that can be glimpsed through the whiteness. She welcomes the sense of ambiguity this produces. In form, her vessels are strong, simple and assured.
In 2019 Akiko Hirai was shortlisted as a finalist for the Loewe Craft Prize.
Read our interview with Akiko here
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