Hoshino moved from Kyushu to Kyoto to study ceramics before finally settling in nearby Shiga. Her medium is an unusual blend of several types of clay, most predominantly the pebbly material from Shigaraki. Cut from wedges, her forms are deceptively simple, with the feel of ancient ceramics, but also possess a distinctly modern sense of balance. The surfaces are impressed with straw and metal implements to create linear patterning that is punctuated by the crystallizations in the clay body. Occasionally Hoshino applies a silver glaze to accentuate the curved smooth surface of her sculptural vessels. She has enjoyed great renown among European collectors with repeated solo exhibitions. Residing on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Biwa in a home jointly built with her artist-husband, Satoru, she draws inspiration from the surrounding exquisite landscape.
Cut Out Fan 18-3
Stoneware with ash glaze
12 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 10 inches
Large twisting, horizontal vessel with banded collar and metal file-impressed surface
10 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches
Curvilinear vessel with silver glaze and file-impressed exterior
Stoneware with silver glazes
14 3/4 x 19 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches
Standing curved vessel; Cut Out 13-6
Stoneware with ash glaze and silver
12 3/4 x 19 5/8 x 10 in.
Pair of tall curved and arched sculptures with silver glaze and metal file-impressed surfaces
Impressed stoneware with silver glaze
10 x 26 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. and 24 1/2 x 9 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.