Hitomi Hosono at the Jerwood Makers Open

Every year (though from next year it will be biennial) the Jerwood foundation have an open call for makers. The idea is to recognise the rising stars in the applied arts.  The selected artists are commissioned to make a new body of work, which is then exhibited at the Jerwood Space.  Click here to find more information.

One of the selected artists this year is Hitomi Hosono, who you might remember won the first Perrier Jouet Art Salon Prize last year (click here and here to read more).  It has been wonderful to get to know Hitomi over the past year, I was lucky enough to visit her studio a few weeks ago and see many of these works in progress, which was amazing.  So when Hitomi invited me to the opening of the Jerwood Makers exhibition I jumped at the chance to see her new work finished.

For the first time Hitomi has started using colour in her work, previously it has been either white or black.

I would recommend a visit to the exhibition, it is great, some really inventive and creative work, really pushing the boundaries.  The exhibition runs until 31 August so there’s still a bit of time, click here for full details.

Here are a few photos.  what do you think, do you like Hitomi’s new colour work?

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I absolutely love the ombre effect in these pots and the glowing golden interior.

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You can really see that lovely glowing interior.

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this one’s a lovely dark greenish grey and based on banana leaves

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I couldn’t capture the colour accurately of this piece, but wanted to show the amazing inside, it’s slightly creepy but very beautiful

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A group shot. Love the yellow ombre as well.

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A close up

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