Handmade by Akiko Hirai in the UK
Handthrown and hand-carved mug in stoneware. Finished with a faceted, flower petal design. White slip painted ('kohiki' technique) under glossy transparent glaze for both inside and outside. Subtle crackling effect sits unevenly on the whole piece of work. Elegant design and perfect size for everyday use.
Dimensions: w-9.5cm x h-9cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly
Akiko Hirai's quirky style has become renowned in the London pottery scene. Her creative sensitivity is contained within a quiet elegance, giving each piece a life and spirit of its own. She is always coming up with new shapes and forms through which her personality shines through keeping collectors of her work enamoured.
'My preference of choosing types of clay when making white ware is the dark and coarse clay most of the time. The whiteness acts as a membrane or a veil. The hints of the true nature of the material appear slightly on the surface.' -Akiko Hirai