13th June 2020 - 24th July 2020

Akiko Hirai 2020

Creating and delivering ceramic works during a pandemic has its challenges but Akiko has achieved it all for her exhibition with us at The New Craftsman.

We are pleased to present a  new collection of work created over the last 10 weeks of these unprecedented times.  Read how the changing world influenced her thoughts and processes during isolation HERE....

Of special interest are a collection of 30 individual tea bowls (numbered 1 - 30).  These were inspired by Akiko's daily ritual during lockdown of enjoying a matcha latte from her favourite tea bowl.  She wanted to share with others the comfort and pleasure this gave her by creating a tea bowl a day which she made over 30 consecutive days.