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Reiko Kaneko to showcase unique glazes

The designer’s upcoming exhibition during London Design Festival will feature her best results from a year spent refining her Reactive Glaze process

Building on Exploring Glaze from London Design Festival 2015, ceramic designer Reiko Kaneko will bring a new collection of unique glazes to this year's London Design Festival returning to Elementary Store on Redchurch Street as part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle.

The new exhibition All That is Broken is Not Lost combines the best results from a year spent refining her Reactive Glaze process with the bestworst mistakes.

Broken pieces lost to the intense heat of the kilns have been carefully restored using the traditional Japanese technique of Kintsugi. The delicate process highlights and accentuates flaws and cracks using lacquer and precious gold. Embracing the Japanese philosophy of WabiSabi and an appreciation for the imperfect and the natural, mended pieces come to represent more than their original selves.

They help tell the story of all the objects in the exhibition, the rigours of the firing and testing process, and draw attention to the provenance of all the objects broken and unbroken alike.

Reiko Kaneko Ltd is a company designing fine bone china in elegant, functional shapes; glassware and terracotta that is beautifully thin and light; and pure white china dipped in rich glazes to produce unique studio pieces.

All That is Broken is Not Lost takes place at the Elementary Store in London, September 17-25, 2016.

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