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Itō Hidehito 伊藤 秀人

Itō Hidehito

Photography by Carol Horvitz

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Born 1971, Tajimi, Gifu, Japan

ITŌ HIDEHITO is celebrated for his tradition-based contemporary explorations of the porcelain medium. His 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 ceramists. More recently he has added craquelure celadon glazing to his repertoire and his exquisite large bowls and smaller teabowls have garnered praise from Japanese aficionados and his work continues to win prizes at Japanese competitions.

"Currently, I want to create work that exists along the boundary between natural forms and man-made objects. Celadon is a medium that allows me to explore this tension."

- Itō Hidehito

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Selected Public Collections:

Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Imperial Household Agency, Tokyo, Japan
Japan Foundation/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, Japan
Mino Ceramic Art Museum, Tajimi, Japan
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
Paramita Museum, Mie, Japan
Rakusuitei Museum of Art, Toyama, Japan
Southern Song Dynasty Government Kiln Museum, Hangzhou, China
Tōshin Mino Ceramic Art Museum, Tajimi, Japan

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