Round Buoy Light

Akiko Hirai
£1,100
Round Buoy Lamp is a stoneware pendant light, which was hand-cast by renowned ceramicist and Loewe Craft Prize 2019 finalist Akiko Hirai. Crafted in her London studio, the functional pendant features a deeply textured and tactile surface.

The second incarnation of Akiko's Buoy Light, this dome-like pendant is both calm and tactile. Using traditional Japanese pottery techniques, Akiko lets the clay dictate how it should be glazed and fired, this process allows her to find the ideal form for a piece. The item is Made To Order and comes as standard with a 1.5-metre rope flex wired for UK standard 230-volts. International wiring is available, please enquire for further details. Bulb not included.
Material: Stoneware, white glaze
Dimensions: Height: 30cm, Width: 20cm
Care Instructions: Dust gently with a dry cloth
Made to order (6-8 weeks)

Process

Hand-cast by Akiko, the deeply textured pendant is finished with a cracked white glaze. In contrast, the interior is smooth so that it delivers a glow reminiscent of candle light. This piece is typical of Akiko’s simple and subtle aesthetic that celebrates unobtrusive beauty.
The Maker Akiko Hirai Ceramicist - South East England

Akiko Hirai is a ceramicist making decorative artworks and tableware. Using Japanese pottery techniques to create contemporary ceramics, her forms are simple and satisfying, with deeply textured surfaces featuring calm, cool colours. Akiko studied at The University of Westminster and Central St Martins. She is currently the Head of Ceramics at Kensington and Chelsea College. Her studio forms part of The Chocolate Factory N16 in Stoke Newington.