was born in Tokyo, Japan, but started to study ceramics once she
settled in Britain. The greater part of her work was (Aki no longer
pots) thrown on the wheel, after which she altered the form. 'Weathered'
surfaces are achieved by multiple layers of glazes and successive
high temperature firings, with sandblasting technique. She produced
works in a studio in London and in 2003 moved to a studio in St.Ives
the years, I have been brought into the landscape of stones, both
physically and spiritually. I have followed the trails through the
plains, mountains and desserts, and have seen that time weathered
the surface of stones. I imagine what kind of life these stones
have led. This journey had begun even without my knowledge.
It is this
essence of time, contained inside the stones, that I am trying to
capture in my work. I want my work to contain certain imaginative
space and ambiguity."