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Ken Matsuzaki

Ken Matsuzaki yunomi Patrick Sargent lidded jar Jack Kenny jug

Goldmark Gallery - Uppingham, Rutland - Spring 2009

This exhibition of the work of Japanese potter Ken Matsuzaki is a joy to behold with forms and glazes not often seen in the UK. He works in Mashiko, where in the 1970s he was apprenticed to the recently departed Tatsuzo Shimaoka who in turn was taught by Shoji Hamada. Both these great potters were Japanese Living Treasures, Ken Matsuzaki will surely one day be bestowed with this honour.

Ken Matsuzaki was present at the preview, where visitors were treated to sushi and sake, a truly memorable experience.

For those of you who would like to see more of Matsuzaki in action, the Goldmark Gallery have produced a DVD, which is available from www.modernpots.com.


Ken Matsuzaki signing an exhibition catalogue