CONTEMPORARY CERAMICISTKen Matsuzaki
22 September – 5 November 2022
Through growing up in an artistic environment in 1950s/60s Tokyo, Ken Matsuzaki, took an interest in ceramics from a young age. After art college he took an extended apprenticeship with potter, Tatsuzo Shimaoka, who had achieved notoriety in Japan and given the honour of ‘National Living Treasure’. This allowed Matsuzaki to develop his own style of palette and motifs, and in turn become much revered in his own right.
Matsuzaki has gone on to exhibit his work throughout Japan, the US and the UK, with his unique creations gracing public and private collections throughout the world.
The innovative style of Matsuzaki, developed over his fifty year working life, is called ‘Tokaiseki’. It is a technique of tearing and carving from blocks of clay with scrapers, knives, hands or any tool that will gouge the material. His sculptures are infused with a direct connection between the artist, his materials and the process. No item is alike. All are invested with individuality.
We are pleased to hold our first exhibition of ceramics, with the esteemed work of Ken Matsuzaki.
The exhibition opens on Thursday 22 September and runs through to Saturday 5 November, on Wednesdays to Saturdays.