Ikuko Iwamoto


I make exquisite cups and other objects for a bizarre tea ceremony. They suggest the everyday, the ordinary, but are in fact extra-ordinary. They are the vehicle to make visible an invisible, microscopic world. A world of intricacy and detail, of mathematical pattern and organic chaos, of beauty and repulsion.

Education
2004-2006 MA Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art 
2002-2004 BA Ceramic, Camberwell College of Art

Awards
2008 Crafts Council Development Award
2006 The Clerkenwell Award, Clerkenwell Green Association
2006 Future Foundation Award for Inclusive Design Research

Exhibitions
2008  ‘Enchanted’, SDC Gallery, London
‘Pulse’, earl’s Court
‘Made Clerkenwell’, Craft Central
‘Ceramic Art London’, Royal College of Art
Showcase, National Glass Centre, Sunderland
‘New Beginnings’, SDC Gallery, London
‘Whisper’, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2007  ‘Ceramics Now’, St. Paul’s School, Barns
‘Handmade in Britain’, Chelsea Town Hall
2006  ‘New Designers’, Business Design Centre, London

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