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.

Describe your approach to teaching:

My approach to teaching is that I respect students' own creativity and help them to be innovative. I provide plenty of technical information as well as try to make them find the solution themselves so that they won't get lost.

What inspires your work?

My work is inspired by my everyday experiences, which associate with particular feeling when I observe people and my surroundings. The work us like my mental map.

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