17-25th September 2016
@Elementary Store, 77 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ
Building on Exploring Glaze from LDF 2015, ceramic designer Reiko Kaneko will bring a new collection of unique glazes to this year’s London Design Festival returning to Elementary Store on Redchurch Street as part of the Shoredictch Design Triangle.
All That is Broken is Not Lost combines the best results from a year spent refining her Reactive glaze process with the best-worst mistakes from that journey.
Broken pieces lost to the intense heat of the kilns have been carefully restored using the traditional Japanese technique of Kintsugi. The delicate process highlights and accentuates flaws and cracks using lacquer and precious gold.
Embracing the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi and an appreciation for the imperfect and the natural, mended pieces come to represent more than their original selves.They help tell the story of all the objects in the exhibition, the rigours of the firing and testing process, and draw attention to the provenance of all the objects broken and unbroken alike.
Complimentary to this work Kaneko will also be showing the latest additions to her Hula jewellery range with pendants that carry both her signature glazes as well as new glass hula.
Further details and images available at reikokaneko.co.uk
17th – 25th September 2016
Saturday 17th 11am – 6pm
Sunday 18th 11am – 5pm
Monday 19th – Closed
Tuesday 20th – 11am – 8pm*
Wednesday 21st – Saturday 24th 11am – 6pm
Sunday 25th 11am – 5pm
*The exhibition will open late on Tuesday 2oth along with a number of other venues in the Shoreditch Design Triangle.
77 Redchurch Street