Akiko Hirai uses the Japanese tradition of allowing the clay to reveal its own uniqueness in the firing.
Akiko Hirai's stoneware mug is hand sculpted and has a white speckle glaze with a subtle gloss finish on both the interior and exterior. The beauty of this faceted mug would be 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: from w-10cm to 10.5cm (12-12.5cm with handle) x h- 7 to 8cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.
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 fast becoming one of our foremost potters constantly creating new forms, glazes and textures to the highest standard.