June 14, 2016
A rare opportunity to see two of Aki’s celebrated ceramics which are currently available at Contemporary Ceramics, the former home for her work.
63 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury WC1 3BF
(just opposite the British Museum)
Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 6pm
Phone: 020 7242 9644
Tree Pot, thrown and assembled stoneware, 112cm height. SOLD
Sphere Form with Entrance (White), handbuilt stoneware with platinum lustre, 33cm dia. SOLD
ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION 2016
June 4, 2016
Following the selection of two pieces in 2014 and also shortlisted in 2015, MENHYR, a small mixed media painting, has been selected for this year’s show.
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
13 June – 21 August
Daily 10am – 6pm
Friday until 10pm
Exhibition, MODERN JAPANESE DESIGN at Manchester Art Gallery
January 13, 2016
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
Tel. 0161 235 8888
4 December – 15 January 2017
Mon-Sun 10am-5pm including Bank Holiday Mondays
Late night opening on Thursday until 9pm
Two of my ceramic works are selected for this exhibition among thirty two designers drawn from Manchester’s own collections in ceramics, glass, furniture, fashion, jewellery, metalwork and lighting.
It was a special and pleasant surprise to see old pieces of mine that I have not seen since 1997-8 in the beautiful space of the Gallery.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
November 22, 2015
1 December – 31 December 2015
139 Artspace , 139 Greenwich South Street, London SE10 8NX
The works shown here are fragments of memories and findings, of my
personal journey through landscapes, both urban and in Nature.
Each piece is unbound but collaged to connect together to give a sense of
freedom and openness as a whole. They are incomplete, growing,
imperfect, fluid…much like life itself.
I believe art communicates and connects with us in different ways.
It is all around us, in the everyday.
I have created this piece as part of an installation for a window.
The place is not a gallery, but a small window of a house occupied by young artists.
The work can only be seen from the street.
Installation with Loose and stretched canvas and found object:
mixed media with oil, pigments, marble dust, plaster, oil bar, charcoal and others.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Aki Moriuchi came to London via Siberia in the 1970’s travelling around Europe before reaching the U.K. It included a short stay in both East and West Germany, during which time the Berlin Wall still existed. She has lived in the U.K. since then.
She started her career in 1992 as a potter/ceramicist after completing two ceramic courses in London. She was selected in 1993 as a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Britain (CPA) and a full member of Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA).
Her ceramics were distinctively recognisable by their weathered surfaces resembling old stones and rock formations. They are in many public and private collections in the U.K. and worldwide including Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Having developed a strong interest in Native American life around 1995, she attended the MA Native American Studies in 1998 and 1999 at the University of Essex. She travelled extensively around Native American reservations and the surrounding areas in the USA and Canada over two decades, visiting numerous historically significant sites, many of which are located in remote areas away from ordinary tourist routes.
Her perception of time, space and Nature which had inherently been there as a Japanese, was further reinforced by developing a relationship with the Native American people and landscapes, and continues to inspire her work to this day.
In 2003, she moved from London to Cornwall but returned to London 4 years later, boldly ending her long established ceramic career which was still flourishing at the time.
Changing media from clay to paint happened unexpectedly, but she is finding that paint, like clay, can create certain surfaces and textures, similarly tactile in both works.
They all reflect the slow but gradual passage of time.
She currently works in a studio in Hackney Wick, and also helps as a volunteer in an art class in North London for people with disabilities.
June 22, 2015
Our studio is participating in the Hackney Wick DIY Open Studio event.
27th (Sat.) and 28th (Sun.), June 2015
12 Noon – 6pm
Wallis Studios, 84 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LW
Wallis Road is a few minutes’ walk from Hackney Wick Overground Station which is next to Stratford.
June 22, 2015
I recently started volunteer work in a small art class in North London.
This class is for the adults with learning difficulties of all ages.
I help them, but it is I who learn more from it.
It is a big inspiration and ‘medicine’ for me at the moment.
We sometimes draw and paint outside in the beautiful garden.
Platform Project Athina 2015
June 22, 2015
My work was selected for A5 Platform Project Athina 2015 by Lubomirov-Easton, at Faliro Pavilion, Moraitini Street, Athens, Greece on 4th – 7th June 2015
One-day OPEN STUDIO
November 22, 2014
Aki and her 3 colleagues welcome visitors to their studio in Hackney Wick, East London.
The studio is a few minutes’ walk from Hackney Wick overground station which is next to Stratford.
Date: Thursday 4th December 2014 (ONE DAY ONLY!!)
Time: 1.30pm – 7.30pm
Place: Studio 4, Wallis Studios, 84 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LW
After 7.30pm, we move to the White Building/Crate Brewery & Pizzeria for dinner (optional), at Unit 7, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, London E9 5EN (by the Canal).
For more details or enquiries, please email Aki by using CONTACT information on this website by 3 December.
Looking forward to seeing you.
October 16, 2014
Exhibition of old studio pottery of various potters selected by Harlequin Gallery and mixed media and paintings by Aki Moriuchi
18TH NOVEMBER – 22ND NOVEMBER 2014
54 The Gallery
54 Shephered Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QX
Tuesday 18th November – 12:00am to 9:00pm (with a drinks reception from 6pm)
Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd November – 11:00am to 7:00pm