Reiko Kaneko trained at Central Saint Martin’s in London and set up her business in 2007. The lack of space in London frustrated Kaneko and she saw opportunities to work closer, better and learn more from producers in Stoke-on-Trent. In 2012, she moved from Hackney in London to Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the English potteries.
With more space for kilns and staff, the studio now has the ability to experiment more with glazes, colour bodies and decorations. The business is now firmly rooted to ceramic cluster of Stoke-on-Trent. Kaneko is able to tap into local networks of contacts and over 200 years worth of experience and knowledge in fine bone china production.
Kaneko and SCP began their work together with the Adderley Works fine bone china pendant lights, which she makes at her studio in Stoke-on-Trent. Recently, they have created the Suffolk made, Terracotta tableware collection and the Chika vessels, which were released as part of SCP Editions in 2015. In Milan 2016, SCP launched Reiko’s first piece of furniture- the Orlando armchair.