Makiko Nakamura is a Japanese ceramic artist who is currently based in London. Her exhibit, '100 Years After the Party' is being displayed during London Design Festival at Tent London.
The pieces in Makiko Nakamura's collection are inspired by a story she tells of a tea service being abandoned. Seeds fall on the tea pots and cups which eventually grow into flowers. It's undeniable that Makiko Nakamura has created a beautifully haunting line of porcelain pieces from a bittersweet story.
You will definitely want to have a tea party after this.
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