photo Tomoyuki Hoshino

Tomoyuki Hoshino

"In my everyday work I really get into the feel of the clay and am very much aware of the history and tradition of ceramics.

When I work on the wheel I find myself harmonizing with the clay, and it’s then I can feel a sense as if my own genes somehow become synchronized with the clay drawing itself out in spirals; I find it fascinating process.
I use porcelain clay as the main material, and freely combine a variety of techniques, such as neritsugi, a combination of the traditional techniques of neriage and dotsugi,* or using a pale blue glaze with red decoration, which is a combination of the blue of seihakuji (blue-white porcelain) and the red of Shinsha glaze. I also use a Japanese-style plane to create edges, which are only found in ceramics scraped with this tool.

 I aim at creating ceramics that leave a deep impression on the viewer’s mind.

*Neriage: Layering or blending of clay of different colors to create a striped or marbleized effect Dotsugi: Body joining"


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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
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  • 1976
    Born in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture
  • 1999
    Graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Yokohama City University
    Entered Pasona Inc. Worked in sales for 5 years
  • 2005
    Completed the Molding Course at the Kyoto Prefectural Ceramics Technical Institute
    Studied under IKAI Yuichi
  • 2006
    Became independent in Kokubunji City, Tokyo
  • 2013
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association


  • 2006
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
  • 2010
    Selected for the Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Also selected in 2010, 11, 13, 14,15)

    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Also selected in 2010, 12, 13, 14)
  • 2013
    Received the Mitsukoshi Isetan Award at the 53rd Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Incentive Award at the 5th Kikuchi Biennale
    Received the Special Award and Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum Award at the 22rd Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
    Received the Excellence Award and the Sapporo Interior Aqua Award at the 1st TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
  • Public Collection
    Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum