Pottery and ceramics

Japanese ceramics – wabi-sabi in domestic ware with Akiko Hirai

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Create a series of test tiles and pottery for the home as you explore the Japanese aesthetics of wabi-sabi. You will consider how this concept of beauty in the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete reflects on Japanese pottery. Discover how to make loose forms and create surface effects using slips, engobes and glazes. Akiko will also give a lecture about Japanese glazes and firing cycles.


Akiko Hirai

Akiko graduated from Ceramic course at Central St Martins in 2003 and has become professional studio pottery practitioner in London. Akiko also taught ceramics at Kensington and Chelsea college between 2005 and 2015. Akiko was a head of ceramic department there. She is a fellow member of CPA.


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