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.'
The delicate porcelain work of Hitomi Hosono captures both the beauty of the material and that of the natural world. The leaves and flowers used in her work are press molded and individually carved in their hundreds and densely applied or 'sprigged' to the porcelain body of the vase. Works by Hitomi are represented in the permanent collections of museums worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum and The British Museum, London, the Museé Guimet, Paris, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Hosono recently completed the Wedgwood Artist in Residence programme reinterpreting the classical forms of Wedgwood with Japanese aesthetics.