Hoshino Kayoko is born in Japan in 1949. 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 are 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 (text: Joan B Mirviss ltd).
The works of Hoshino Kayoko and Hoshino Satoru (1945), a husband-and-wife team of Japanese ceramic artists, are as different as night and day.
Kayoko’s clay takes on an almost wood-like texture, and the platinum and silver glazes add a reflective quality. Bowls seem pulled from the ground with her use of subdued earth tones, and Kayoko twists her sculptures to give them powerful edges (text: japan culture-nyc).
Pictures: portrait 1(Touch Fire Exhibition - SCMA); portrait 2 (photographer Creg Daly); Decorative vessel (Galerie Carla Koch, Amsterdam, 2006); Glazed Dish (Galerie Carla Koch, Amsterdam, 2006); artist stamp (Capriolus).