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Akiko Hirai Dry Kohiki yunomi cup with handle

Handmade in UK

Akiko Hirai uses the Japanese tradition of allowing the clay to reveal its own uniqueness in the firing.

Akiko's use of dark and white clay varies the textured surfaces of each piece. 'Imagination and fantasy always reinforce the imperfection and achieve the perfection with its own originality. The completion of the work is done by the viewer' Akiko Hirai.

Akiko Hirai's stoneware cup with handle is hand sculpted with matte exterior and glazed interior. The beauty of this faceted cup makes this a piece increasingly appreciated over time.  Within its form and tones it is almost deceiving in its simplicity, yet with an interesting textured surface.  It is high fired and and fully functional.


Dimensions: w-9cm x h-8.5cm

As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.

Special orders are available.


Akiko Hirai graduated in ceramics at the University of Westminster and subsequently Central St. Martins. Akiko works from her London based studio as well as lecturing in ceramics. Akiko is one of our foremost potters constantly creating new forms, glazes and textures to the highest standard. 


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