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Based in Shiga, Japan, Hoshino Kayoko (b.1949) mixes different clays and kneads them into one body and like a skilled surgeon cuts elegant wedges of clay in which the outer surfaces are pressed with straw or metal instruments to create a textured skin. In some instances, silver is added to the softly polished interior surfaces to give it a reflective quality.
These modern vessels have serious visual gravitas and would look absolutely phenomenal sitting alone on the edge of a console table or as a single artpiece to one side of a circular hall table. Minimalism at it’s finest!
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