Sunday, November 19, 2017

Chocolate Factory Winter Open Studios (24-26 Nov 2017)

from Chocolate Factory N16 website

25 & 26 November 2017


Opening Night is on 24 November 6-9pm

The Winter Open Studio is a wonderful opportunity to meet the craftspeople, artists and designers at  the Chocolate Factory; to see their creativity first hand, and often before anyone else, as it emerges inside the studio. The Chocolate Factory is a well-established community of workshops, which is home to many world-renowned creative practitioners – well worth a visit! Our studio doors will be open to the public from 11-6 on 25 & 26 November.

All welcome! Free Entry

Alibi Pantry will be running their wonderful pop-up cafe within the studios again this Winter. They will be serving refreshments and snacks as well as a choice of meals. Great coffee also available!
Where? The Chocolate Factory N16, Farleigh Place, Stoke Newington, London, N16 7SX.
Nearest Stations Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction, Rectory Road.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"Cracked" Ceramic Exhibition (20-23 July 2017)

 I am going to take part in a ceramic exhibition at 50 Golborne Road London next week.
There is a private view on 20th (6-9pm).
Please join us if you have time.
Thank you!


Cracked, an all-female, contemporary ceramics exhibition coming to London this summer, showcases the playful, challenging and intriguing forms of contemporary ceramics from a diverse group of female artists working across the medium.
Showing Friday, 21 July to Sunday, 23 July at 50 Golborne Road, London, Cracked highlights the important role of clay as an invaluable medium in contemporary art, rearranging the viewers focus from the objects function to its creative form.
Featuring up and coming artists Ranti Bam, Laura Bird, Tessa Eastman, Ikuko Iwamoto, Lucy Kirk and twin sister duo Liv and Dom Cave-Sutherland, the new exhibition paints a dynamic picture of how artists are working with ceramics today, and highlights the risk, experimentation and technical skill of the female ceramicists making their mark on the medium.
The gallery is open from 11am-7pm daily and admission is free. For media enquiries or to RSVP for the opening reception on Thursday, 20 July, contact Courtenay Moon by email at or by telephone at +44 7793 211728.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

New Studio! (Chocolate Factory N16)

I had been working the Craft Central studio for 11 years, but we all have to move out this summer.

Luckily, I found a space at Chocolate Factory in Stoke Newington!

We are going to have summer open day on 2nd July 2017. (12pm-6pm)

This is also my Studio-warming party.

If you have time, please pop in!

I will prepare some food and drinks.

I recommend you to come earlier time!

Look forward to seeing you.

Thank you.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ELLE DECOR Japan / June 2017 issue

My framed sculpture is featured in Elle Decor Japan (June 2017 issue) page 7.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WIN a Handmade Tea Service and Silken Pyramids Gift Set

 Please sign up here by tomorrow 17th May!

You have a chance to get the Newby Tea set and my tea set (a teapot & 2 mugs).

Friday, April 21, 2017

PikaPika at Home : Sway Gallery London until 29th April 2017

PikaPika at Home: Sway Gallery London, April 2017

PikaPika at Home: Japanese Accents for London Living 5 – 29 April 2017
Sway Gallery London
Contemporary art and interior objects
Inspired by Japan, Created in London

Joining a season of Japanese art and design events, PikaPika at Home: Japanese Accents for London Living, opens at Sway Gallery London, 5-29th April 2017.
Curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell, the selling exhibition will showcase contemporary art and interior objects that are inspired by Japan and created in London.
Featured artists include designer-makers of Japanese heritage like ceramicist and RCA graduate Ikuko Iwamoto and creatives inspired by Japanese culture, including French visual artist Damien Borowik.
Visitors are invited to add a touch of Japan to their own homes, with Japanese-inspired artwork and interior objects from UK designers available for sale or commission during the exhibition. The Sway Gallery shop also stocks products specially sourced from Japan.
Sway Gallery London
70-72 Old Street (cross street: Golden Lane)
London EC1V 9AN

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Misro-organics / 2pm 31st March at CAL 2017


Rob Kesseler in conversation with Tessa Eastman and Ikuko Iwamoto

Friday 31st March 2pm at Ceramic Art London 2017

Artists, artisans and especially potters have long drawn inspiration from the natural world, but recent developments in microscopy and the rise in collaborations between artists and scientists has opened up a whole new world of spectacular patterns and structures too small to be seen by the naked eye. Micro-organics brings together three people who draw inspiration from this world in their work. Rob has spent the last eighteen years looking at plant material down microscopes at Kew from which he has developed an extensive collection of printed ceramics, textiles and an award winning series of books that have inspired a new generation of makers. Tessa’s ceramic sculptures bring to life a colourful world where forms and structures collide suggesting the hidden forces at the creation of life. Ikuko makes porcelain sculptures of exquisite intimacy and detail suggestive of mathematical pattern and organic chaos.

Rob is an artist, author, Professor at Central Saint Martins and Chair of Arts, Design and Science at University of the Arts, London.

Central Saint Martins
Granary Square
Kings Cross

Friday, February 24, 2017

website updates

I have just updated my website.

Please have a look!

PikaPika Exhibition (28th Feb- 5th March 2017)

I will be at the gallery on Tuesday (11am-8pm) and Thursday (11am-6pm)

....and I am plan to do some demonstrations (at less busy time I guess).

Please visit Craft Central Gallery in Clerkenwell.


Friday, February 17, 2017

PikaPika Cherry Blossoms Season Exhibition 28th Feb-5th March 2017

Creative Clerkenwell presents

PikaPika: Cherry Blossom Season

PikaPika: Cherry Blossom Season
Spotlight on Japanese Designers 28 Feb – 5 March 2017

PikaPika, a spotlight on Japanese designers, returns to Clerkenwell with the theme Cherry Blossom Season. Curated and presented by Creative Clerkenwell, the selling exhibition and pop-up shop features UK-based contemporary Japanese designers and artists.

Exhibition open days: Tue 28th Feb – Sun 5th March

Regular opening hours: Tue-Thu 11am-6pm, Fri 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

Private View: Tue 28th Feb, 6-8pm

Featured designers include Aki Mori (jewellery), Chisato Tamabayashi (book arts), Ikuko Iwamoto (ceramics), Natsko Seki (illustration) and Yuki Sasakura Assiter (jewellery)

The Gallery at Craft Central
33-35 St John’s Square
Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DS