Hiroko Aono-Billson Ceramics
Norwich-based ceramicist Hiroko Aono-Billson’s work is inspired by her mother’s collection of functional Japanese ceramics and the Mingei movement, meaning “art of the people”. Her ceramics are made from earthenware terracotta clay and she uses the sgraffito technique – where a slip or glaze is applied, then scratched off to reveal the layer beneath – to create unique patterns.
Norwich-based ceramicist Hiroko Aono-Billson's work is inspired by her mother's collection of functional Japanese ceramics, as well as the Mingei movement, meaning "art of the people".
She hand-builds this bowl from terracotta clay to a rounded shape with a raw, unglazed base. The pattern around the outside is achieved by Hiroko scraping away at the surface, before applying a honey glaze.
Being handmade, each varies in colour, pattern and form.
This item is part of our New Makers programme. In its fifth year, five makers demonstrating excellence in skill, originality and craftsmanship have been chosen by a TOAST panel. We offer business and marketing advice, as well as a platform to sell their pieces until the end of this year, with full profits being returned to them.
Hand wash only. Ceramic.
Made in the United Kingdom.
Approx. D 17cm x H 7.5cm.
This item is made entirely by hand, so no two will be the same. There will be small, pleasing imperfections and irregularities in each piece.