Frida Mälarborn Hoshino

In the work of ceramist Frida Mälarborn Hoshino, the design language of the Swedish 18th century meets the Japanese method of coloring clay called Nerikomi. Her sculptures and objects not only have a poetic energy, but amazing painterly qualities.

While you poster artworks are beautiful, you’re more well-known for your ceramic sculptures/items. How do you feel about your three-dimensional work becoming two-dimensional?
I find it exciting that my sculptures change character and become new work through the camera lens. I think the prints stand on their own as art pieces.
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Frida Mälarborn Hoshino is educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen and 2006 she graduated from HDK, the Academy of Design and Crafts, in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she now lives and works.

In recent years, Frida has been working exclusively with a Japanese technique called Nerikomi. The technique involves dyeing the clay in different colors and by kneading colored pieces of clay, fascinating and beautiful patterns appear.

The technique gives countless expressions and possibilities and Frida works with it for both sculptures and everyday objects. Her beautiful patterns with coloured clay formations have become posters for Fine Little Day.