PikaPika: Cherry Blossom Season, Spring 2017

PikaPika: Cherry Blossom Season, Spring 2017

PikaPika: spotlight on Japanese designers pop-up by Creative Clerkenwell

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

Spring by Natsko Seki, digital collage and illustration

Pofu Collection framed ceramic sculpture by Ikuko Iwamoto

Work in progress by book and paper artist by Chisato Tamabayashi

Antonella Ring in silver and 18kt gold by Aki Mori, handmade in Clerkenwell

Sea Urchin containers by Ikuko Iwamoto, handmade in Clerkenwell

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Recycled silver brooch by Yuki Sasakura Assiter, handmade in north London

Handmade pop-up book by Chisato Tamabayashi

London Zoo by Natsko Seki, digital collage limited edition print

Top image credit: Justin Webb Photography


PikaPika: Cherry Blossom Season joins a season of Japanese cultural and art events in London, including The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 at the Barbican Centre Art Gallery (23 March – 25 June), Sheer Pleasure: Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan at William Morris Gallery (through 14 May), and 2s, 3s & 4s by Natsko Seki at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (through 22 February).

PikaPika is Japanese onomatopoeia for shiny or bright. Now in its second edition, PikaPika is a selling exhibition curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell that showcases the bright talents of contemporary UK-based Japanese designers and artists. PikaPika: Spotlight on Japanese Designers debuted to very positive response in July 2016 to at the Gallery at Craft Central in Clerkenwell, London.

Press queries: Please contact charlene [at] creativeclerkenwell.com / +44 (0)7935 900 386