hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical flowers
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jul 14, 2014
hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical flowers


hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical flowers
(above) ‘a large orange coral bowl’, 2014
molded, carved and hand-built colored porcelain
approx height 14cm; diameter 33.5cm
all images courtesy of hitomi hosono

 

 

 

furthering the growth and development of her organic porcelain designs, hitomi hosono has intricately crafted a series of delicate sculptures which collect influence from the vibrant landscape of the tropical south pacific. for the first time in her practice, the japanese artist experiments with the use of color in her chiseled botanical forms.

 

from july 11th through august 31st, 2014, hosono will present works for the jerwood makers open 2014, a major initiative in the london-based gallery’s visual arts program, which recognizes rising stars in the world of applied arts. the showcase of new works introduces a vibrant spectrum of hues, from saturated forest greens to pale pinks and yellows. through a series of experimental processes with pigments and oxides, the artist crafts a family of natural forms that reference from the natural foliage typical to island environments, particularly banana leaves, mangrove, hibiscus and yellow and orange corals.

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
‘a large orange coral bowl’, 2014
molded, carved and hand-built colored porcelain
approx height 14cm; diameter 33.5cm

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
‘an orange coral bowl’, 2014
molded, carved and hand-built colored porcelain with gold leaf interior
approx height 16cm; diameter 19cm

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
‘a small yellow coral bowl’, 2014
molded, carved and hand-built colored porcelain with gold leaf interior
approx height 13cm; diameter 15cm

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
‘a small yellow coral box’, 2014
molded, carved and hand-built colored porcelain with gold leaf interior
approx height 12.5cm; diameter 12cm

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
‘a tall hibiscus vessel’, 2014
molded, carved and hand-built colored porcelain
approx height 28cm; diameter 29.5cm

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
‘a tall hibiscus vessel’, 2014
molded, carved and hand-built colored porcelain
approx height 28cm; diameter 29.5cm

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
‘a mangrove bowl’, 2014
molded, carved and hand-built colored porcelain
approx height 18cm; diameter 26cm

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
‘a mangrove bowl’, 2014
molded, carved and hand-built colored porcelain
approx height 18cm; diameter 26cm

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
‘a tall banana vessel’, 2014
molded, carved and hand-built colored porcelain with gold leaf interior
height 29.5cm; diameter 22cm

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
installaion view

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
process photo indicates the vibrant color palette

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical botanicals
the artist in her studio

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