Visiting Artist: Ken Matsuzaki

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm




Tuesday June 9, 10 am-4 pm 

We are honored to welcome back Japanese potter, Ken Matsuzaki, for a one-day workshop at Mudflat. He will demonstrate a variety of hand-building,  wheel-throwing and altering techniques and he will present his dynamic work and unique approach to making pottery. His next exhibition at the Pucker Gallery, Boston opens on June 6, 2020.



Ken Matsuzaki was born in Tokyo in 1950 and received a degree in Ceramic Art from Tamagawa University School of Fine Arts, Tokyo. After graduating, he moved to Mashiko in 1972 to apprentice with Tatsuzo Shimaoka. After a five-year apprenticeship, he built his own wood-firing kiln and established his own workshop in Mashiko, where he currently lives. Matsuzaki’s works have a strong grounding in the mingei philosophy, but with a contemporary approach and a focus on the Oribe style. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has work in many museum collections, including locally at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, and the Sackler Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.



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