Large tapering neriage (marbleized) jar with slightly raised mouth in white and shades of brown
Marbleized porcelain with craqueluer glaze at center
18 1/8 x 14 5/8 in.
Neriage (marbleized) amphora-shaped bottle with narrow, elongated neck and flaring mouth
18 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.
Large oval neriage (marbleized) bowl
7 x 17 3/4 x 16 1/8 inches
Slender white porcelain single-stem flower
6 1/4 x 4 inches
Small nerikomi bowl
2 x 4 5/8 inches
Having just won the grand prize at the Paramita Museum and recently named one of the top young artists by the leading ceramics publications in Japan, Honoho Geijutsu, Itō Hidehito is celebrated for his tradition-based contemporary explorations of the porcelain medium. His contemporary Japanese ceramics are characterized by simplicity of form that underscores the beauty of their materials. Itō creates functional vessels that through the thinness of their walls, delicacy of form, elegance of his delicate glazing, and flowing lines evoke both a sense of movement and the natural world. His recent explorations into the difficult process of marbleized colored porcelain have further set his work apart from that of other Japanese ceramists.