Hiro Ajiki

Born 1948 in Hirata, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.

Hiro Ajiki specialises in ceramic forms and has a life-long interest in the tea ceremony.  His creations, especially his chawan (tea bowls) are spontaneous, refined and often embellished with gold and silver.  From a young age he has enjoyed traveling the world which is a constant inspiration to him and his work. He has had exhibitions all over the world, in Mexico, USA, Germany and India and his work is regularly exhibited at the Dento Kogei Ten (Japanese Traditional Craft Art) and he received the Grand Prize ‘Modern Tea Forms Exhibition’ at the Tanabe Museum of Art. 

Selected Works


Cubism Chawan (tea bowl), 2015

H 14 x W 14 x D 14 cm

Glazed stoneware

Cubism Chawan

H 9 x W 13 x D 14 cm


By the Shore

H 7 x W 17 x D 0 cm


'A drop from the moon’ tea bowl, 2019

H 8.5 x W 14.7 x D 10.5 cm

Black salt glazed ceramic with sea glass

Cubism Chawan (tea bowl), 2015

H 10 x W 13.5 x D 10 cm

Glazed Stoneware

Cubism Chawan (tea bowl), 2015

H 9.5 x W 14 x D 12 cm

Glazed stoneware