One to watch: Hitomi Hosono, ceramicist

See video

With pieces in renowned museums such as the the V&A, not to mention the array of craftsmanship awards under her wheel, there is no question that Hitomi Hosono's star is rising fast.

Born and raised in the Gifu Prefecture in Japan, an area known for its rich pottery tradition, clay and ceramics were firmly rooted in her environment (she recalls that at secondary school ‘everybody was making something out of clay’). Working in London today, she aims to create pieces inspired by her fascination with British botany, while drawing upon her Japanese heritage.

In this video, she tells Kasia Fiszer about the inspiration behind her intricate pieces, including an inside scoop on her latest creation.

For the full feature on Hitomi’s work, see Homes & Antiques’ September issue, out Thursday 20th August.


Words: Katie Vause

More Videos

VIDEO: Paul Leverett, antique piano restorer
The Leverett family has a lifetime of experience rebuilding pianos, a skill that allows them to...
Treasures from Chatsworth: The Needlework of Elizabethan Chatsworth
This short film from Sotheby's explores the extraordinary needlework at Chatsworth House
VIDEO: Maria Jordan, National Trust textile conservator
Watch the National Trust's textile conservation team dismantle an ornate 17th-century bed...
Treasures from Chatsworth: Commissioning artwork
The second in Sotheby's short films about Chatsworth examines some world-class commissions
Treasures from Chatsworth: Lucian Freud's Woman in a White Shirt
Sotheby's new short films uncover the stories of Chatsworth's most amazing collectables
We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here