Akiko Hirai Ceramics Event in 2017- 2018

Short Courses

- 3 Days Summer Master Class in Stoke-on-Trent -

Venue: Clay Collage Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3PE
Date: Friday 25t- Sunday 27th August 2017(10a.m.- 5.00 p.m.)
Day 1- a.m. Presentation and discussion on wabi and sabi concept (Akiko's interpretation) p.m. Workshop
Day 2 - Demonstration and Workshop "Loose form and Spontaneity"
Day 3 - Demonstration and Workshop "Surface and ambiguity"
Booking: booking@claycollegestoke.co.uk

- 5 Days + Winter course at West Dean Collage, "Wabi Sabi in Domesticware -

Venue: West Dean College West Dean Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ
Date: 3rd - 8th December 2017
Create a series of test tiles and pottery for the home as you explore the Japanese aesthetics of Wabi-Sabi. You will consider how this concept of beauty in 'imperfect, impermanent and in complete' reflects on Japanese pottery. Discover how to make loose forms and create surface effects using slip, engobes. Akiko will also give you a lecture about glazes and firing cycles.

Booking: bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk T:01243818300



Exhibition in 2017 - 2018

Moonstruck at Taste
9th – 23rd June 2017 (PV Thursday 8th June 17.00-20.00
RSVP monique.deul@taste-contemporarycraft.com)

Rue Abraham Constantin 6, 1206 Geneva, Switzerland

Solo Exhibition at Sladers Yard
25th June- 3rd September 2017 (PV 18.00-20.00 24th June 2017)
Sladers Yard
West Bay Road West Bay Bridport
Dorset DT6 4EL
T: 01308 459511

Earth and Fire at The Harley Gallery
23rd, 24th, & 25th June 2017
Nottinghamshire S80 3LW
 10-5pm Daily   Entrance £5
*Akiko will give a talk on Sunday 25th June at 15.00


Pots for Plants at Flow Gallery
30th June – 19th August 2017 (PV Thursday 29th June)
1-5 Needham Road, London W11 2RP
T: +44 20 7243 0782F: +44 20 7792 1505
E: info@flowgallery.co.uk

Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery
at  the Yale Center for British Art 

 September 14December 3, 2017
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street, PO Box 208280
New Haven CT 06520-8280
T 203 432 2545 | C 203 752 6965

Ceramic in the City at Geffrye Museum

6.00-8.30 pm (opening Evening) Thursday 21 September 2017

10.00 am - 5.00 pm Friday 22 September-Sunday 24 September 2017

Geffrye Museum
136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA  T: 020 7739 9893

Home from Home at Contemporary Applied Arts
4th October – 4th November  2017
89 Southwark Street, London SE11 0HX


E: shop@caa.org.uk

Solo Exhibition at Beaux Arts Bath
Oct 2017
Beaux Arts Bath 12-13 York Street Bath BA1 1NG
T: +44 1225 464850 E: info@beauxartsbath.co.uk

Oxford Ceramics Fair at St Edward’s School
28thand 29th October 2017
St Edward's School
Woodstock Rd,Oxford, OX2 7NN

Exhibition at Maud and Mabel
October - November 2017


Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery at The Fitzwilliam Museum,University of Cambridge,

March 20–June 18, 2018

Exhibition with Jason Collingwood
at New Craftman St. Ives

May 2018
24 Fore Street   St. Ives   Cornwall  TR26 1HE  
 T: +44 (0)1736 795652  |  E:info@newcraftsmanstives.com

Solo Exhibition at Flow Gallery
5th July- 29th September 2018

Solo Show at CPA
October 2018

Solo Show at the Scottish Gallery
March 2019