Akio Nukaga returns to Heath Creamics for the 12th year, presenting his collection titled “Shapes from the Heart.” The collection explores form, texture, and color through hand-thrown pieces that combine architecture and sculpture. Each piece is created by stacking spheres, cylinders, and cones into sculptural vessels, resulting in unique architectural designs not commonly found in tableware.
I’m a huge fan of Akio’s work, I wanted to buy a piece of his last year, though the logistics of shipping ceramic pieces halfway around the world stressed me out! This year’s collection is so exquisite. The forms he’s created are so dynamic, and he’s been able to do some really amazing work with the glazes he’s using. The yellow, red, and blue finishes are simply stunning.
If you’re in San Francisco, stop by Heath for the celebration event and sale — Friday, July 21, 5:00pm. And if you’re not, Heath is also giving away a one-of-a-kind piece from the collection, all you need to do is enter your email.