Tomoyuki Hoshino

Pale Blue Celadon Glazed Plate with Carved Patterns

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Tomoyuki Hoshino

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"In my everyday work I really get into the feel of the clay and am very much aware of the history and tradition of ceramics. When I work on the wheel I find myself harmonizing with the clay, and it’s then I can feel a sense as if my own genes somehow become synchronized with the clay drawing itself out in spirals; I find it fascinating process. I use porcelain clay as the main material, and freely combine a variety of techniques, such as neritsugi, a combination of the traditional techniques of neriage and dotsugi,* or using a pale blue glaze with red decoration, which is a combination of the blue of seihakuji (blue-white porcelain) and the red of Shinsha glaze. I also use a Japanese-style plane to create edges, which are only found in ceramics scraped with this tool.  I aim at creating ceramics that leave a deep impression on the viewer’s mind. *Neriage: Layering or blending of clay of different colors to create a striped or marbleized effect Dotsugi: Body joining"