Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono's Memories in Porcelain

Combining memories of her mother’s garden in Gifu with inspiration found in the parks of London, the work of Hitomi Hosono demonstrates a meticulous study of botanical forms. Hosono makes use of hand-carved models and plaster moulds, to make hundreds of these porcelain leaves and flowers, that are then applied to vase or bowl forms enveloping the object’s underlying shape.

Art Exhibition previously on at Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in United Kingdom.
From Friday 03 November 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Launch Thursday 02 November 2017, 6-8pm

A Very Large Nazuna and English Daisy Bowl [detail] image

Published by Daiwa Foundation on Tuesday 24 October 2017.
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The works that will be on show at the Daiwa Foundation combine inspiration from nature in England along with memories from the artist’s home in Japan. Touching porcelain clay, Hosono’s imagination travels freely between Britain and Japan, conjuring up memories of the elegant curly petals of the Nadeshiko flower in her mother’s garden and of the gorgeous Wisteria climbing the walls of an English church.
The exhibition is in association with Adrian Sassoon, London.

Hitomi Hosono, represented by Adrian Sassoon, studied Ceramics at the Kanazawa College of Art in Japan and then Ceramic Design
in Copenhagen, Denmark before completing an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, London in 2009. In addition to a series of solo exhibitions in London, Hosono’s work is represented in the collections of the British Museum, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA as well as institutions in France and Germany.

Adrian Sassoon is the UK’s leading dealer in contemporary decorative works of art. For 25 years Adrian Sassoon has promoted artists by arranging major solo shows throughout the UK and exhibiting at the world’s most prestigious art fairs. Adrian Sassoon also actively works with international museums and galleries to place works of art in their collections.
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3 November–15 December 2017
Admission free, Monday–Friday 9.30am–5pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Artist Talk: 22 November 2017, 6pm
The artist will be joined in conversation by Dr. Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Research Director of the Sainsbury Institute, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture at the University of East Anglia and IFAC Handa Curator in Japanese Arts at The British Museum.


The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Daiwa Foundation Japan House
13/14 Cornwall Terrace (Outer Circle)
Baker Street, London NW1 4QP