Spring Snow 17-7
14 1/2 x 11 5/8 x 11 inches
Spring Snow 17-2
18 x 15 1/8 x 14 1/2 inches
Spring Snow 17-5
17 1/4 x 16 x 16 1/4 inches
Globular shigaraki vessel with irregular-shaped raised mouth, covered with pinched indentations and natural ash-glazing , 2011
Natural ash-glazed wood-fired shigaraki stoneware
17 x 17 x 16 1/2 in.
Copper-blue and white glazed pinched vase
Stoneware with white and copper-blue glazes
11 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.
Hoshino Satoru is an internationally recognized figure in the field after years of teaching as a guest artist or artist-in-residence at ceramic centers in locations as varied as Denmark, Belgium, Korea, Australia, and Hungary. At the start of his career, this Kyoto native worked for many years with the avant-garde, non-functional Japanese ceramic movement Sodeisha. From the ancient tradition re-established by its founder, Yagi Kazuo, Satoru assumed the mantle of smoke-infused sculptural work (kokuto) that was not compromised by color or surface patterning, embodying fluidity and plasticity.