Inspired!

Brook Street: An Artist’s Eye, A selling exhibition in association with Adrian Sassoon, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, 39 Brook Street, London W1, 7th October – 27th October 2015

Hitomi Hosono Large Cherry Blossom Bowl, 2013 Moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with interior of dancing sprigs H.21.5 Dia.26cm (H.8 1 / 2 Dia.10 1 / 4in)

Hitomi Hosono
Large Cherry Blossom Bowl, 2013
Moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with interior of
dancing sprigs
H.21.5 Dia.26cm (H.8 1 / 2 Dia.10 1 / 4in)

Combine the showroom interiors and fabrics of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler with the vision of the Japanese-born ceramicist Hitomi Hosono and the result is perfection.  One can easily understand why her works are in museum collections, including the British Museum and the V&A.

Hitomi Hosono A Large Orange Coral Bowl, 2014 Moulded, carved and hand-built coloured porcelain H.15.5 Dia.34cm (H.6 1 / 8 Dia.13 3 / 8in)

Hitomi Hosono
A Large Orange Coral Bowl, 2014
Moulded, carved and hand-built coloured porcelain
H.15.5 Dia.34cm (H.6 1 / 8 Dia.13 3 / 8in)

She says of this exhibition: “I enjoyed time spent in the Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler town house. The sumptuous interiors populated by an incredibly diverse collection of antiques and works of art were fascinating. I found myself drawn particularly towards objects with a history of trade and the Far East. In this magnificent English house a sense of cross-cultural spirit has flourished. One Colefax and Fowler fabric pattern which caught my eye featured beautiful roses and pansies, which appeared to be moving as if blown by a gentle summer breeze. The softness and delicacy of rose petals is something that I wish to communicate in my own work and has led me to explore new forms and ways of aligning sweeping porcelain petal elements along a curve, emanating from multiple dense centres.”

Hitomi Hosono Large Grape Bowl, 2015 Moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with yellow gold leaf interior H.23.5 Dia.25.5cm (H.9 1 / 4 Dia.10in)

Hitomi Hosono
Large Grape Bowl, 2015
Moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with yellow gold
leaf interior
H.23.5 Dia.25.5cm (H.9 1 / 4 Dia.10in)

Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler’s design director, Philip Hooper commented: “Hitomi’s work represents all I admire in contemporary ceramics. The craftsmanship, patience, vision and technical skill involved in creating these fragile pieces is almost beyond comprehension. I am thrilled that she has found so much inspiration in 39 Brook Street and that it has been a catalyst in helping her to create many new pieces that will be on show for the first time”.

Hitomi Hosono A Pale Peach Cherry Blossom Box, Dancing Top, 2015 Moulded, carved and hand-built coloured porcelain with red gold leaf interior H.20 Dia.14.5cm (H.7 7 / 8 Dia.5 3 / 4in)

Hitomi Hosono
A Pale Peach Cherry Blossom Box, Dancing Top, 2015
Moulded, carved and hand-built coloured porcelain with red
gold leaf interior
H.20 Dia.14.5cm (H.7 7 / 8 Dia.5 3 / 4in)

I think that many people will agree with these sentiments and find this a sublime show

 

http://www.sibylcolefax.com.

http://www.adriansassoon.com

 

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