Akiko Hirai

Born1970, Shizuoka, Japan
Education
2002-03BA (Hons) Ceramic Design, London Institute Central Saint Martins School of Graphics and Industrial Design
2000-02BA(Hons) Ceramics, 1st and 2nd year, University of Westminster
1989-93Bachelor of Letters (equivalent to B. Phil) Aichi Gakuin University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Psychology, Aichi Japan, Major: Cognitive Psychology
Awards
2014Sake Ware Competition Selected, Tamba Craft Museum Japan
2011Fellow' Membership, Craft Potters Association U.K.
2006Professional Membership, Craft Potters Association U.K.
2005Development Award, Craft Potters Charitable Trust
Recent exhibitions
2019Solo Show, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2018Solo Show, Contemporary Ceramics, London
Solo Show, Flow Gallery, London
Things of Beauty Growing, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
2017Moon Struck, TASTE gallery, Switzerland
Solo Exhibition, Sladers Yard, Bridport
Earth and Fire, The Harley Gallery, Nottingham
Home from Home, CAA, London
Solo Show, Beaux Arts, Bath
Group Show, Maud and Mabel, London
Things of Beauty Growing, The British Art Centre,Yale, USA
In Praise of Shadow (Solo), The Scottish Gallery,Edinburgh
2016Getemono (Solo), Contemporary Ceramics, London
Solo Show, Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge
Vase, National Craft Gallery, Ireland
Kisaragi, Flow Gallery, London
Solo Exhibition, New Craftsmen, St. Ives
2015Japanese Ceramic Sculpture, Gallerie Du Don, France
Celebration of British studio pottery, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Solo Exhibition, Oxford Ceramics, Oxford
Museum Talk at Ashmolean Museum
2014SOFA Chicago, U.S.A. represented by Flow London
COLLECT, London, represented by Flow London
Young Clay, Keramikmuseum Westerwal, Germany
2013Akiko Hirai Still Life, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Solo Exhibition, Mr. Kitly, Australia
Moon Jar, Korean Caltural Centre, London
Young Clay, Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen, Holland
Akiko Hirai 10 Years On, CPA Gallery, London
2012The Salon NY, Modern Gallery, New York
2011Through 50, CPA Gallery, London
2009Insight Beauty, Japanese Embassy, London
2006Art from Japan, The Hill House, Scotland, National Trust for Scotland
Public Collections
Keramikmuseum Westerwald (Westerwald Ceramic Museum), Germany
Publications
2017New York Times
2014'Glaze the ultimate ceramic artist's guide to glaze and colour', by Brian Taylor and Kate Foody
2011'Advanced Pottery' & 'Colour in Glazes by Linda Bloomfield
'Contemporary Ceramic Practices' by Louisa Taylor
'Ceramic Bible' by Louisa Tayor

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