Hitomi Hisono reinterprets Wedgwood classics with Japanese aesthetics

Hitomi Hosono explains how she combined British and Japanese aesthetics to create a collection of ceramics for Wedgwood in this video Dezeen filmed at their factory in Stoke-On-Trent.

Hosono, a ceramicist from Japan known for intricate porcelain pots featuring botanical forms, designed the collection in collaboration with Wedgwood, after being invited to take part in the brand’s artist in residence program.

The collection is comprised of vases, bowls and ornamental boxes in an unglazed matte finish typical of Wedgwood’s signature Jasperwar – a kind of stoneware developed by the brand’s founder Josiah Wedgwood in the 18th century.

Jasperware products typically employ relief decorations of human figures and natural forms known as sprigs, which are cast in clay molds and added to the pots.

“Sprigs are like thin leaves made of clay,” explains Hosono in the interview. “I chose jasper sprigs from Wedgwood’s archive and applied them in a new way on the pots, with a Japanese aesthetic.”

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