Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Reiko Kaneko: shedworker


An excellent interview on the site of manufacturer and retailer of modern design products SCP with ceramicist, designer, and educator Reiko Kaneko. Reiko works from the garden office studio built by her brother in the garden of her London home in 2019. It's a fascinating interview - with more photos inside and out at the first link - and here's a snippet:

“Going local is definitely the way forward. My first product, which was an egg cup, was made in China. At the time I had no way of really knowing what the working conditions were like, the health and safety aspects. I think as a business you have responsibility, because you are producing that much more stuff. So then I transitioned to Stoke-on-Trent as I wanted oversight on everything and I knew the staff there were treated well, took holidays, had good lives. Then I could then say hand on heart that everything was okay. That was important.”

Photos: Sarah Rainer 

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