Ikuko Iwamoto

Ikuko Iwamoto Education

2004-2006 MA Royal College of Art (Ceramic and Glass)

2002-2004 BA Ceramic at Camberwell College of Arts (Elective subject: Metalwork)

1990-1993 Crafts and History (Ceramic) at Tezukayama College in Japan


2009 The Ceramic Review Prize for Innovation at CAL 2009

2008 Development Award at Crafts Counsil

2006 The Clerkenwell Award

2006 Future Foundation Inclusive Design Research Award

in Design for Our Future Selves 2006

2005 Bunka-cho Grant, in Japan

1995 The First Prize of Women Association Ceramic Exhibition

1995 The Prize of Asahi Ceramic Exhibition

1993 The Prize of Women Association Ceramic Exhibition


2008 Cabinet Gallery Ceramic Sculpture

2007 dba Inclusive Design Competition's Trophy at Helen Hamlyn Research Centre

Best of British Industry Award's Trophy at Tate Modern



2009 Made in Clerkenwell

On the edge at Bedford Street Gallery

Ceramic Art London 2009

Select at Gallerytop

Space and Object (solo show) at Space 2410, Wakayama, Japan

2008 Origin at Somerset House

London Calling at Bunka Quinto Saloon, Tokyo

Tent London at Old Truman Brewery

Porcelain Exhibition at Craft Central

The Joze Show at Accolds Farm

Launchpad in Pulse at Earls Court

Showcase at National Glass Centre

Ceramic Art London at Royal College of Art

Whispers Exhibition at RBSA Gallery

Beginnings Exhibition at SDC Gallery

2007 Tent London at The Truman Brewrey (20th-23rd September)

Exhibition at The Zetter hotel in Clerkenwell (9th July-27th August)

One Year On / New Designers at Busness Design Centre (5-7 July)

Selection 07 at TheOldSweetShop (22 June- 26 July)

FROM at Olympia National Hall

British Industry Award Ceremony at Tate Modern (8th Feb 07)

Setting out 2007 at Contemporary Ceramics

2006 Made in Clerkenwell at Clerkenwell Green Association

Future Foundation conference at Britich Museum (15 Nov)

London Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibition at Brompton Oratory (17-19 Oct)

London Design Fistival at No More Grey (15-30 Sep)

Golden Lane Celebration at Exhibit (15-30 Sep)

New Ceramics at Smallbone of Devizes

Innovation RCA, Human Frame/ Moving Frame at Royal College of Art

New Designers Show at Business Design Centre

Royal College of Art Summer Show 2006

Ceramic Art London 2006 at Royal College of Art

2005 Challenge the Nail Exhibition at Salon des Arts, London

Ceramic Art London 2005 at Royal College of Art

Setting Out at Contemporary Ceramic, London

2004 The London Art& Design Show at Farmiloes Building, London

Future Map Design 04 at The Arts Gallery, University of The London

New Designers Show at Business Design Centre, London

Challenge the Nail Exhibition at Salon des Arts, London

Invisible exhibition at Gild gallery in Osaka, Japan

Asahi Modern Crafts Exhibition in Osaka and Yokohama, Japan

2003 Ehibit03' at The London Institute Gallery, London

2001 Solo Exhibition at Fuyuu-Dairiten Gallery in Nara, Japan

1992-2000 The Women Associations Ceramic Exhibition in Kyoto (every year)

1995-1998 Asahi Ceramic Exhibition (every year)

1998-1999 The Kyoto Domain Line Exhibition (every year)



2007- Self employed

1993-2001 Ceramic course Assistant at Tezukayama College

1998-2001 Ceramic Teacher at the Kousei-nenkin hall Culture School, in Osaka

1993-1998 Ceramic Teacher at Asahi Culture School in Osaka, Japan


*Work Placement

1993-2001 Disciple of Asuka Tsuboi : ceramic artist.

Guinomi (S)


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Nucleolus Mug Cup (White)


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Nucleolus Pofu Tea Pot


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Sea Urchin Vessel


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