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Vessel - Large Leaves Bowl

Large Leaves Bowl

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2010 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hosono, Hitomi, born 1978 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sprig-moulded porcelain, assembled, and fired unglazed

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

'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).

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.

Place of Origin

London (made)


2010 (made)


Hosono, Hitomi, born 1978 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Sprig-moulded porcelain, assembled, and fired unglazed


Height: 26 cm, Diameter: 30 cm

Descriptive line

Vessel, sprig-moulded and hand-built porcelain (unglazed), 'Large Leaves Bowl', by Hitomi Hosono (1978-), London, 2010






Porcelain; Studio Pottery

Production Type



East Asia Collection

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