Saturday, 25 November 2017

The Detail Is Stunning,

every leaf and petal meticulously formed,

 they are the work of ceramicist Hitomi Hosono, who creates porcelain vessels layered in hundreds of leaf sprigs and other botanical forms, 

 these monochromatic elements are based on plants Hosono encounters during walks through East London’s greenery,

  “It is my intention to transfer the leaf’s beauty and detail into my ceramic work, using it as my own language to weave new stories for objects.”

 Her technique is inspired by Jasperware, a type of stoneware covered in thin ceramic reliefs invented by Josiah Wedgwood in the late 18th century, 

 like Wedgwood, she carefully applies her delicate forms to a porcelain base, 

 from start to finish a larger work will take Hosono nearly a year and a half to complete, 

 much of this time is spent drying, as her densely layered works often need 10-12 months to completely dry, amazing,

Hosono’s solo exhibition, Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono’s Memories in Porcelain, is currently on view at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in London through December 15, 2017, You can see more of her layered botanical sculptures on the artist’s website and through her gallery Adrian Sassoon

the artists at her work, and no I am not on commission, I just think the detail that she uses in her craft is so unbelievably fine.

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