Akiko Hirai is showing her Moon jars as one of the U.K. potters who was inspired by legendary Korean Moon jar.
Marking 130 years of Anglo-Korean relations the exhibition celebrates these
ties through the work of four leading UK potters and a Korean artist.
The Korean Moon Jar or dal-hang-a-ri has an iconic, almost mythological
status. The artists have each been invited to present their work alongside
the historic vessel form, re-contextualising it through their individual
ceramics practice. The exhibition explores a contemporary response to
the Moon Jar and its symbolic position in Britain today.