"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 leave’s beauty and detail into my ceramic work, using it as my own language to weave new stories for objects.
I enjoyed the time I spent in the Colefax & Fowler townhouse. The sumptuous interiors populated by an incredibly diverse collection of antiques and works of art was a joy to behold. 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 fabric pattern, which caught my attention, featured beautiful Roses and Pansies, which appeared to be moving; as if they were being blown by a gentle summer’s breeze. The softness and delicacy of rose petals is something that I wish to communicate in my own work and has lead me to explore new forms and ways of aligning sweeping porcelain petal elements along a curve, emanating from multiple dense centres." - Hitomi Hosono