Based in Seto, the ceramic artist Hiroshi Taruta specializes in creating works using the traditional technique of “hotarude”. This technique involves carving patterns through the biscuit and filling them with transparent glaze before firing, which creates an effect that allows light to pass through.
Taruta draws inspiration from lines of light that he finds beautiful, such as meteor showers, raindrops illuminated by street lamps, and light penetrating through clouds. In addition to these natural images, he aims to create works that express the harmony of light with “hotarude” and capture the gentleness of light.
Please visit the Duxton Hill gallery to discover the beauty of light emanating from these faintly blue vessels.