Under The Cherry Tree27 Feb 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
Akiko Hirai presents a new body of work including her signature Moon Jars featuring cherry tree wood ash and landscape inclusions.
"The work I have created for Under The Cherry Tree was inspired by my memories of Spring in Japan. At home we celebrate the blossoming cherry trees as the pale pink petals float in the air. This period also heralds school graduation and farewells. I used to love this seasonal feeling of melancholy. Winter cherry trees in London are a lot smaller than the Japanese Somei-Yoshino. One night as I returned home from my London studio, I saw the winter cherry trees blossoming under the street light and behind it was the round, white moon. This inspired me to create a cherry tree ash glaze in a beautiful, light peppermint green." - Akiko Hirai, 2019
Akiko Hirai has been shortlisted for the LOEWE craft prize 2019.
'Eclipse Night', Large Moon Jar View details
'Eclipse Night', Large Moon Jar2019stoneware with landscape inclusionsH:65cm W:65cm£3,800Poppy Tsubo Vase (dot round) View details
Poppy Tsubo Vase (dot round)2019stonewareH:30cm W:32cm£760Extra Large Poppy Vase (textured round) View details
Extra Large Poppy Vase (textured round)2019stonewareH:23cm W:25.5cm£560Large Poppy Tsubo Vase (textured round) & Extra Large Poppy Vase (faceted tall) View details
Large Poppy Tsubo Vase (textured round) & Extra Large Poppy Vase (faceted tall)2019stonewareH:24-38cm W:22-40cm£560 - £900Extra Large Poppy Vase (faceted tall) View details
Extra Large Poppy Vase (faceted tall)2019stonewareH:24cm W:22cm£560Large Poppy Vase (dot round) View details
Large Poppy Vase (dot round)2019stonewareH:19cm W:19.5cm£420Poppy Vase (dot round, extra large) View details
Poppy Vase (dot round, extra large)2019stonewareH:23cm W:24cm£560Large Industrial Bowl View details