The inspiration for Ikuko Iwamoto’s unique tableware comes from nature, especially the microscopic world and organic shapes and patterns such as cells, genes and microorganisms. Her distinctive pile-up dotting technique grew out of Ikuko’s MA research into visual impairment, and the physicality and feeling of hands coming into contact with her ceramic works.
Education: 2006 Royal College of Art (MA) Ceramic and glass; 2004 Camberwell College of Art (BA) Ceramics. Prizes & Awards: 2019 Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramic Prize; 2009 Ceramic Review Prize at Ceramic Art London; 2008 Development Award Crafts Council; 2006 Clerkenwell Award; 2006 Inclusive Design Award at Royal College of Art. Public Collections: Victoria and Albert Museum; Touchstone Rochdale; Manchester Art Gallery. Recent Exhibitions: 2020 Collect 2020 at Somerset House; 2019 Young Masters Exhibition at La Galleria Pall Mall, Connection Exhibition at Contemporary Ceramic Centre, Collect at Saatchi Gallery, Ceramic Art London at Central Saint Martins, London; 2018 Collect at Saatchi Gallery, Made London Marylebone, TUKURU group exhibition at Sway Gallery London; 2017 Made London Marylebone at One Marylebone, Sunny Art Centre Group Exhibition, Ceramics in the City at Geffrye Museum, Cracked Ceramic Exhibition at 50 Golborne Road; 2016 Women's Association of Ceramic Art at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Modern Japanese Design at Manchester Art Gallery, Group Exhibition at D-Contemporary, Mayfair London, Solo show at Sidcot Arts Centre, Somerset, Ceramic Art London at Central Saint Martins, London; 2015 Made London Marylebone at One Marylebone, Art 15, Camden Arts Centre at Olympia London.