Ceramicist Hiromi Itabashi has an oeuvre that could easily be mistaken for soft sculpture, as the whimsical shapes he creates contain an elegance seeming free of any hardness. A modernist approach to the usage of traditional materials, Itabashi works mainly with white porcelain and chamotte, a kind of clay used as raw material for ceramics. The use of these contrasting materialities allows for freer play of shapes and form.