Akiko Hirai teaches ceramic courses. I’d love to learn how she glazes her deeply textured pieces. Her last piece reminds me so much of Adam Silverman‘s work when we visited his studio in Los Angeles last month.
She works at one of artist studios in The Chocolate Factory N16 in London. Akiko Hirai was born in Japan in March 1970. She initially studied cognitive psychology in Japan and obtained her degree before coming to England.
The ‘secret’ of her technique consists of choosing very rough dark clay and glazing it with white, which forms a veil between the rough dark forms underneath and the smooth calm of the exterior.
You know I am a ceramics lover but it is the Japanese work I am mostly drawn to. Do you have a favorite ceramics artist?