Ikuko Iwamoto

Ikuko Iwamoto is a London-based Japanese artist who uses porcelain to create eccentric tabletop pieces and sculpture. Her fundamental inspiration comes from intricate and fragile looking structures, and odd forms found in the microscopic world.
Her typical work involves using a slip-casting technique, which process includes plaster model and mould making to create a hollow body, and spikes and piled-up dots are often obsessively attached to create tension, fragility and flows. Also, additional materials such as coiled telephone cables, metal wires, and hypodermic needles are frequently incorporated into her porcelain forms with her wall piece sculptures.