Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Pucker Gallery, 240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116
Ken Matsuzaki was born in Tokyo in 1950 and received a degree in Ceramic Art from Tamagawa University School of Fine Arts, Tokyo. He moved to Mashiko in 1972 to apprentice with Tatsuzo Shimaoka, who studied under Shoji Hamada and was a Japanese Living National Treasure. After a five-year apprenticeship, Matsuzaki established his own wood-firing kiln, Yuushin Gama. Matsuzaki's works have a strong grounding in the mingei philosophy (hand-crafted art of ordinary people) though his approach is very contemporary, introducing a focus on the Oribe style with yohen, shino, and oribe glazing.
Works by Matsuzaki are included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Tikotin Museum in Israel, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Please RSVP to Erin Doherty at email@example.com.
Image: Ken Matsuzaki Large plate, oribe glaze
Stoneware, 6 x 27 x 27"
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