26th May 2024 - 21st June 2024

Akiko Hirai | Onnagata

Akiko Hirai’s ceramic tableware fuses both Japanese and British ceramic traditions. This experimental new collection explores ideas of antiquity and deterioration. Her glazed surfaces deliberately resemble paint that has been peeled off by long exposure to sunlight, partly revealing a layer of rustproof paint underneath. These works explore ideas of chaos and unpredictability, and the concept of physical things and emotions combined in a way that moves the artist and the viewer towards a sense of ultimate stability.

This much anticipated exhibition will also include a series of Akiko's distinctive Moon Jars.

Akiko's work will be available to view and purchase in the gallery from 26th of May, and then also online from 28th May.