Studio Visit: Reiko Kaneko

The Japanese-British ceramics designer discusses reactive glazes, her place in Stoke-on-Trent and her work outside the realm of pottery

At the softly sun-bathed studio of ceramics designer Reiko Kaneko, working with glaze is one big experiment. Occasionally, her steady process of trial and error includes herself, such as the first time she worked with a toxic raw lacquer and accidentally touched it with her bare hands: “I really didn’t think it was going to be that poisonous, but I got it on the skin …

London Design Festival 2016: “Breathless” at Brompton Design District

Exploring the essence of glass production and design with designers, glassblowing and workshops

With a theme of transformation guiding all the works within the Brompton Design District at this year’s London Design Festival, the Czech Centre London set to construct an application of this theme upon our understanding of glassblowing. The resulting exhibition, “Breathless,” does so in a way that captures the history of Czech glassblowing in stark contrast to its consistently unconventional developments. Both glass creation and …