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

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Spring by Natsko Seki, digital collage and illustration


Pofu Collection framed ceramic sculpture by Ikuko Iwamoto

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Work in progress by book and paper artist by Chisato Tamabayashi

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

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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

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London Zoo by Natsko Seki, digital collage limited edition print

Top image credit: Justin Webb Photography

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

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