Akio Nukaga, born in Tokyo and currently based in Kasama in Ibaraki Prefecture, is known for his rustic and modernceramic tableware and vases that invite viewers to touch and use. ‘I believe that my works are meant for everydayuse with joy and that the most important part of my work is that people can enjoy the organic texture of soil andglaze’, says Akio. Akio often finds inspirations from nature, and this is perhaps the reason why his worksdemonstrate warmth and subtlety. Akio’s signature collections include ‘pleated work’, ‘Black Au Noir’, ‘Indigo’ and‘Goma-kohiki’.
Akio is an artist who enjoys and treasures the opportunity to meet his collectors face-to-face, and thus, he tries toattend all of his overseas exhibitions, host workshops and visit local pottery makers. Unfortunately, due to theepidemic, Akio is unable to come to Hong Kong personally this time. However, as the artist has always felt close toHong Kong and has always been grateful for the support from his Hong Kong collectors, he has decided to continuewith this exhibition and send Hong Kong his work as an encouragement and connection to the city.
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