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Upcoming Lecture on Radical Clay at The Art Institute of Chicago


Left: Yamaguchi Mio. Shura, 2020. Carol & Jeffrey Horvitz Collection of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics; Right: Hosono Hitomi. A Very Large Pine Tree Pool, 2019. Scottish National Museum. © 2023 Hitomi Hosono

The Art Institute Chicago
Conversation: Hosono Hitomi and Yamaguchi Mio on Radical Clay
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Fullerton Hall

Join curator Janice Katz and catalogue editor Joe Earle for a conversation on the current exhibition, Radical Clay: Contemporary Women Artists from Japan, with ceramicists Hosono Hitomi and Yamaguchi Mio this Saturday, March 23rd at 2pm!

Hosono Hitomi (b.1978) has built a career crafting complex botanical sculptures that recreate dense foliage in molded porcelain. Yamaguchi Mio (b.1992) mimics nature’s repetitions, pleating and folding clay to evoke a world that is almost aquatic. Both artists present striking perspectives on ceramics, globally and in Japan. Hear about their creative processes, techniques, inspiration, and thoughts on the current and future state of clay art in this exciting conversation.

To learn more and register, click here.