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On the Surface: Flora Inspired Ceramics of Hitomi Hosono

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hosono’s work brings intuition, delicacy and an intuitive touch to her intricate floral creations etched in chalky white clay.  Inspired by internationally lauded Wedgwood’s Jasperware, pioneered by Josiah Wedgwood over 200 years ago, in which thin ceramic reliefs or ‘sprigs’ were applied as surface decoration to a piece, Hosono details the veins of a leaf branch and how its edges are shaped to create a poetics in ceramics only her Japanese heritage and mastery of English ceramic tradition can offer. 

Image Credit: Hitomi Hosono, A Rhododendron, Ume, English Daisyand Hawthorn Leaves Open Bowl, 2022. Moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with an interior of dancing sprigs. Image courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, London. Photography by Sylvain Deleu.