a-pottery, ceramic, pottery, Japanese ceramics, japanese mingei, tableware, arts and crafts

a•pottery

a-pottery is the label and home for all ceramic work created by Hiroko. Available soon, here, from our online shop.

To find out more about the forthcoming range, please contact us.

  • a-pottery, ceramic, pottery, Japanese ceramics, japanese mingei, tableware, arts and crafts

    Flow cup

  • a-pottery, ceramic, pottery, Japanese ceramics, japanese mingei, tableware, arts and crafts

    Lichen cup

  • a-pottery, ceramic, pottery, Japanese ceramics, japanese mingei, tableware, arts and crafts

    Nectar cup

  • a-pottery, ceramic, pottery, Japanese ceramics, japanese mingei, tableware, arts and crafts

    Star bowl

  • a-pottery, ceramic, pottery, Japanese ceramics, japanese mingei, tableware, arts and crafts

    Cosmos bowl

  • a-pottery, ceramic, pottery, Japanese ceramics, japanese mingei, tableware, arts and crafts

    Lichen bowl

Boro, old, tattered, mending, patching, fabric, Japanese cloth, clothing, Japan

Boro — ぼろ 襤褸

BORO in Japanese refers to the tradition of mending and patching old and tattered fabric textiles, such as garments or bedding which have been patched or repaired, using fragments or oddments of cloth. Boro textiles originate from the Edo period, 1603 – 1955, through to the middle of the Showa period in Japanese history.

At KOBO A–B, we provide workshops on BORO with a historical overview followed by an introduction to the BORO process. We are currently planning new dates and locations for Spring, Summer and Autumn ’24, watch out for announcements.


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Books & Publications

A selection of books and publications, by authors and designers whose work we love and have an affinity to.

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Design & Craft

Coming soon to KOBO A-B. A selection of individual art and craft pieces, objects with a personality, by makers whose work we love and have an affinity to.

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Chocolatta North

Chocolatta North is a clothing label based on the southern island of Shikoku in Japan. For women and men, each Chocolatta North piece is hand-made to order. Available soon, here, from our online shop.

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