Though Tomoyuki Hoshino (b. 1976) left his career to study ceramics under renowned ceramicist Ikai Yuichi in 2005, the artist did not leave behind his passion for improving the lives of others. Hoshino’s iconic chromatic motif is universal message; inside, every human is pink. The color is not restricted by geography, sex, or religion. In 2013, he became a full member of the Japan Crafts Association, and his works have since been exhibited extensively in Japan and Europe in both galleries and museums. In recognition of Hoshino’s unique approach, the artist has won many awards at Japan’s annual national and international ceramic exhibitions.


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


2017   Special Judges' Award selected by SOUSUKE FUJIMOTO / 11th International Ceramic Competition Mino, Japan Competition

2013   Award of MITSUKOSHI ISETAN / 53th Eastern Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition

            Incentive Award / 60th Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition

            Incentive Award / 5th KIKUCHI Biennale

           Special award of Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum / 22nd Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition

           Award of excellence / 1st TOBI contemporary ceramics Exhibition

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019   solo exhibition at TAKASHIMAYA OOSAKA Store

           solo exhibition at Gallery ZUIEN, Seto city

2018   solo exhibition at MITSUKOSHI's main store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

2017   solo exhibition at KAKIDEN Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo

           solo exhibition at FUKUOKA MITSUKOSHI Departmentstore

           solo exhibition at LIXIL Gallery in Ginza

2016   solo exhibition at MIZEN Fine Art in Paris

           solo exhibition at OKAJIMA Depertmentstore

2015   solo exhibition at KAKIDEN Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo

2014   first solo exhibition at MITSUKOSHI's main store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019   Ceramic Art Exhibition by four artists / GINZA WAKO Hall

2018   Ceramic Art The new generation's skill & form / Sapporo Art Park

2017   Evolution of porcelain exhibition / IBARAKI Ceramic Art Museum

2016   Contemporary ceramic art Guide exhibition / IBARAKI Ceramic Art Museum

            Future form exhibition depends on a prize winner of TOBI Exhibition / TAKASHIMAYA Nihonbashi Store

2015    Japan Traditional Kogei Association , Eastern Japan and Tokai Branch ,

            Selected Exhibition ~The presentness of Traditional Art Crafts~ / MOA Museum of Art

2014   New collection Exhibition / IBARAKI Ceramic Art Museum

Public Collection

2018   ISE Foundation  「NERITUGI Bowl -KAI-」

2014   IBARAKI Ceramic Art Museum 「NERITSUGI flower vessel」

Social Contribution 

2016   Lecturer of appreciation for children in 62th Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition

2015   Lecturer of "OMOSHIRO BIJUTSU KYOUSHITSU in Tohoku" for children by SUNTORY & Japan Kogei Association.             

           Reconstruction aid of the East Japan great earthquake disaster

2007  Ceramic art instruction to a person with a disability in Art village project by a Pasona heartfull Co., Ltd.