To create the perfect piece of art requires a number of variables to be in order — in the world of ceramics, for instance, the potter must manipulate matter, energy, time, and space — and with that, can produce an infinite number of potential works of art.
So many factors are a part of what will result: there are countless ways force can be applied, limitless possibilities of what shape will evolve out of clay, and the timing, duration and intensity of the heat all play a role in the outcome.
And so it is with life — there are many factors, like the time, place and the energy that we invest — that play a role in creating meaningful and beautiful lives.
Ceramics and home accessories designer Reiko Kaneko certainly has merged beautiful ceramics with a beautiful life. Born in Britain, Reiko spent her childhood in Japan, and continuously draws on influences from both British and Japanese cultures, blending the two in the pieces she creates.
Having studied Arts and Design at Central St. Martin’s College, Reiko specializes in ceramic design and supplies bone china design. In 2007, she established a design studio in London’s East End, where she creates the most exquisite home accessories and fine bone china tableware — gorgeous pieces like her renowned boat, which was first launched at the famed Maison & Objet show in Paris earlier this year.