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Akiko Hirai Still Life Grey Cup

Handmade in UK

Akiko Hirai uses the Japanese tradition of allowing the clay to reveal its own uniqueness in the firing.  This speckled grey stoneware mug is hand sculpted and has a subtle gloss finish on 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. Akiko explains that using 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'. 



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. 


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