Handmade by Akiko Hirai in the UK
Handbuilt little pot in stoneware. Finished with a thick layer of glossy crackling green glaze for the inside. Remains rustic and raw like the clay itself for the outside. The artist calls these the Ponds, which can be used for holding sake, suace, accessories or as decorations.
1: w-4.5cm h-2cm
2: w-5cm h-2.5cm
3: w-6.5cm h-3.5cm
4: w-7.5cm h-3.5cm
5: w-8cm h-4cm
6: w-9cm h-4cm
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