Hitomi Hosono

Born: 1978
Place of Birth: Japan

Hitomi Hosono’s exquisitely delicate and detailed sculptures began when she sculpted a simple leaf from the garden and found herself drawn into its intricacy.

Hitomi Hosono’s ceramics are rooted in both Japanese and European traditions. Hitomi studied Kutani Pottery at Kanazawa College of Art, Japan from 1998-2002, before studying Ceramic Product Design at Danmarks Designskole, Copenhagen, Denmark from 2005-2006. She then completed an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, London from 2007-2009. Hitomi Hosono has exhibited both nationally and internationally and received the 2014 Jerwood Makers Open Prize, Jerwood Visual Arts, London and the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize, London in 2013. Hitomi is now based in London and is represented by Adrian Sassoon, London.

”I sculpted a leaf that I found in the garden at home. It was a simple leaf, not particularly special amongst other leaves. However, when I started sculpting its shape with clay, I was drawn into its intricacy; the manner in which the veins were branching, how the margins ended. I found many details that I admired in this small leaf. 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." Hitomi Hosono

Public collections include: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums; Oriental Museum, Durham University; The British Museum, London; The Wedgwood Museum, Stoke-on-Trent; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet, Paris, France; Porzellanikon – Staatliches Museum für Porzellan, Selb, Germany; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, USA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA

Hitomi's work was featured in A Natural Selection, 1st May - 29th May 2019 - which can be viewed here.


  • Large Pine Tree Pool (view 1) View details
    Large Pine Tree Pool (view 1)
    Hitomi Hosono

    Large Pine Tree Pool (view 1)

    2019
    moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with an interior of dancing sprigs
    H:8.5cm D:44.5cm
    Reserved
    Photograph: courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, London
  • Large Pine Tree Pool (view 2) View details
    Large Pine Tree Pool (view 2)
    Hitomi Hosono

    Large Pine Tree Pool (view 2)

    2019
    moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with an interior of dancing sprigs
    H:8.5cm D:44.5cm
    Reserved
    Photograph: courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, London
  • Large Pine Tree Pool (detail) View details
    Large Pine Tree Pool (detail)
    Hitomi Hosono

    Large Pine Tree Pool (detail)

    2019
    moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with an interior of dancing sprigs
    H:8.5cm D:44.5cm
    Reserved
    Photograph: courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, London
  • Small Nadeshiko and Michikusa Bowl View details
    Small Nadeshiko and Michikusa Bowl
    Hitomi Hosono

    Small Nadeshiko and Michikusa Bowl

    2019
    moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with an interior of dancing sprigs
    H:10.5cm D:16.5cm
    £4,400
    Photograph: courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, London
  • Very Small Round Wisteria Box View details
    Very Small Round Wisteria Box
    Hitomi Hosono

    Very Small Round Wisteria Box

    2018
    moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with yellow gold leaf interior
    H:7cm D:8cm
    £985
    Photograph: courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, London
  • Very Small Black Wisteria Box View details
    Very Small Black Wisteria Box
    Hitomi Hosono

    Very Small Black Wisteria Box

    2015
    moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with red gold leaf interior
    H:10cm D:6.5cm
    £1,135
    Photograph: courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, London
  • Hitomi Hisono in her studio View details
    Hitomi Hisono in her studio
    Hitomi Hosono

    Hitomi Hisono in her studio

    Photograph: courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, London

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