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Large Leaves Bowl

Vessel
2010 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'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 intimacy; the manner in which 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'.

Hosono's unique mode of working was inspired by the experience she gained of sprig-moulding during a placement at the Wedgwood Factory while she was an MA Ceramics and Glass student at the Royal College of Art (2007-2009).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Sprig-moulded porcelain, assembled, and fired unglazed
Brief Description
Vessel, sprig-moulded and hand-built porcelain (unglazed), 'Large Leaves Bowl', by Hitomi Hosono (1978-), London, 2010
Physical Description
Open form spreading from a narrow base to a wide, internally open shape whose sides, both exterior and interior, are made up of an extravaganza of curling white leaves.
Dimensions
  • Height: 26cm
  • Diameter: 30cm
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Purchase funded by the Friends of the V&A
Summary
'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 intimacy; the manner in which 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'.



Hosono's unique mode of working was inspired by the experience she gained of sprig-moulding during a placement at the Wedgwood Factory while she was an MA Ceramics and Glass student at the Royal College of Art (2007-2009).
Collection
Accession Number
FE.35-2010

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record createdFebruary 1, 2011
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