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Ikuko Iwamoto's new collection of handmade ceramics make tea time a bizarre and interesting experience.
Ranging from sake sets, to mugs and tea pots, Iwamoto uses the influences of the sea to create practical and ornamental ceramic pieces.
The artist herself says, "I make exquisite cups and other objects for a bizarre tea ceremony. They suggest the everyday, the ordinary, but are in fact extraordinary . 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."
Iwamoto studied Ceramics BA at Camberwell College of Art, 2004 followed by a Ceramic & Glass MA at Royal College of Art in 2006. She now works out of her studio in Clerkenwell.