Dogra Magra

Akiko Hirai

Thursday 13th October - Saturday 5th November 2022

Producing both decorative and functional ceramics, Akiko draws inspiration from her cultural background and its aesthetic traditions. She finds beauty outside of what tends to be considered conventionally attractive and presents these findings through her experimentation with materials and processes in the studio. She employs multiple firings and combines varied techniques. These processes produce highly complex surfaces which are simultaneously unnervingly textured yet deeply satisfying.

“Most of my work comes from everyday things… I consider what I can sense in everyday life while I am experimenting with ceramic materials and then I see what I can do with it.”

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