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Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
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Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
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Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
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Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
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Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
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Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2018
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Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2017
2017
Creative Non-Fiction
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
2017
Jazz Composition supported by PRS for Music Foundation
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
2017
Live Art supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2017
Live Art supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2017
Jazz Composition supported by PRS for Music Foundation
2017
Creative Non-Fiction
2017
Essay Films
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Jazz Composition supported by PRS for Music Foundation
2017
Live Art supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
2017
Jazz Composition supported by PRS for Music Foundation
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Essay Films
2017
Essay Films
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Creative Non-Fiction
2017
Creative Non-Fiction
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Essay Films
2016
2016
Literary Translation
2016
Jewellery Design
2016
Children's Theatre supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2016
Children's Theatre supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2016
Art in the Urban Space supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2016
Producers of Live Music supported by the PRS for Music Foundation
2016
Art in the Urban Space supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2016
Producers of Live Music supported by the PRS for Music Foundation
2016
Literary Translation
2016
Children's Theatre supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2016
Jewellery Design
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2016
Art in the Urban Space supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2016
Jewellery Design
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2016
Children's Theatre supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2016
Literary Translation
2016
Producers of Live Music supported by the PRS for Music Foundation
2016
Jewellery Design
2016
Producers of Live Music supported by the PRS for Music Foundation
2016
Art in the Urban Space supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2015
2015
Choral Conducting
2015
Spoken Word
2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2015
Choral Conducting
2015
Video & Digital for Performance supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2015
Arts Producer
2015
Arts Producer
2015
Art in the Elements supported by Yoma Sasburg
2015
Arts Producer
2015
Choral Conducting
2015
Arts Producer
2015
Art in the Elements supported by Yoma Sasburg
2015
Spoken Word
2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2015
Art in the Elements supported by Yoma Sasburg
2015
Spoken Word
2015
Video & Digital for Performance supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2015
Spoken Word
2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2015
Choral Conducting
2015
Video & Digital for Performance supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2015
Art in the Elements supported by Yoma Sasburg
2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2015
Spoken Word
2014
2014
Playwriting supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2014
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2014
Arts Journalism
2014
Painting
2014
Arts Journalism
2014
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2014
Arts Journalism
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2014
Painting
2014
Playwriting supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2014
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2014
Experimental Music
2014
Arts Journalism
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2014
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2014
Playwriting supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2014
Playwriting supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2014
Experimental Music
2014
Painting
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2014
Painting
2014
Experimental Music
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2014
Experimental Music
2013
2013
Screenwriting
2013
Printmaking
2013
Screenwriting
2013
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2013
Design for Performance:Set & Costume
2013
Composition for Musicals supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2013
Printmaking
2013
Still Life Photography
2013
Screenwriting
2013
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2013
Still Life Photography
2013
Composition for Musicals supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2013
Composition for Musicals supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2013
Still Life Photography
2013
Printmaking
2013
Design for Performance:Set & Costume
2013
Composition for Musicals supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2013
Screenwriting
2013
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2013
Still Life Photography
2013
Printmaking
2013
Sculpture
2013
Still Life Photography
2013
Design for Performance:Set & Costume
2013
Screenwriting
2012
2012
Opera Composition
2012
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2012
Poetry
2012
Animation
2012
Choreography
2012
Opera Composition
2012
Product Design
2012
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2012
Product Design
2012
Poetry
2012
Animation
2012
Product Design
2012
Opera Composition
2012
Product Design
2012
Opera Composition
2012
Animation
2012
Animation
2012
Choreography
2012
Poetry
2012
Poetry
2012
Choreography
2012
Poetry
2011
2011
Short Story Writing
2011
Yoma Sasburg Fellowship for Sculpture
2011
Live Performance Art
2011
Live Performance Art
2011
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2011
Yoma Sasburg Fellowship for Sculpture
2011
Ceramics
2011
Live Performance Art
2011
Ceramics
2011
Live Performance Art
2011
Folk Music
2011
Short Story Writing
2011
Folk Music
2011
Ceramics
2011
Yoma Sasburg Fellowship for Sculpture
2011
Folk Music
2011
Folk Music
2011
Short Story Writing
2011
Short Story Writing
2011
Ceramics
2010
2010
Cinematography
2010
Textile Art
2010
Cinematography
2010
Graphic Novels
2010
Graphic Novels
2010
Textile Art
2010
Puppetry
2010
Graphic Novels
2010
Textile Art
2010
Jewellery Design
2010
Jewellery Design
2010
Graphic Novels
2010
Puppetry
2010
Textile Art
2010
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2010
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2010
Puppetry
2009
2009
Storytelling
2009
Songwriting
2009
Interior Architecture
2009
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2009
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2008
2008
Literary Translation
2008
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2008
Illustration
2008
Lighting Design
2008
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2008
Sculpture in Wood
2007
2007
Creators of Theatre for Children
2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2005
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2005
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2005
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2005
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2004
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2004
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2004
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
Theatre Design
2001
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1997
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1997
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1997
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1997
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1997
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1996
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1996
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1996
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1996
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1996
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1995
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1995
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1995
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1995
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1995
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1995
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1995
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1995
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1995
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1994
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1994
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1994
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1994
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1994
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1994
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1994
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1994
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1993
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1993
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1993
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1993
Ceramics
1993
Playwriting

Hitomi Hosono

Ceramics - Shortlisted 2011

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 intricacy; the manner in which the 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.

A large piece takes around 1 year and 6 months for the whole process. A half year to develop new sprig design and the mould, about one month to complete the porcelain piece itself and about 10-12 months to dry slowly. A small piece takes approximately 4 months to complete, dry, fire and gild.

My technique was initially inspired by Wedgwood’s Jasperware, pioneered by Josiah Wedgwood over 200 years ago, in which thin ceramic reliefs or ‘sprigs’ were applied as surface decoration to a piece. First, I design a leaf or flower sprigs by studying organic botanical forms. I analyze the plant forms by looking, touching and drawing. I examine how the veins of a leaf branch and how its edges are shaped. After the completion of original sprig models and the plaster moulds, I press-mould hundreds of leaf sprigs in porcelain and carefully and patiently carve in the finer details. I then apply the porcelain leaves in layers onto a thrown form on a potter’s wheel. I apply the leaves so densely that the underlying shape is entirely hidden, like the multitude of green leaves which obscure the branches of a tree.

In another strand of my work, I apply delicately moulded and carved leaf and flower sprigs onto small ceramic boxes, enveloping the practical shapes in these natural forms. After high firing, I often gild the insides of these boxes to add to the precious quality of these personal sized objects.

I receive inspiration from greenery in East London. I like rambling with my friend discovering interesting plants. When I find something, I often touch it to feel the texture and to examine the structure. I also like intricate antiques, artworks, and detailed old paintings.