Ken Matsuzaki

Represented by Pucker Gallery since 2001

BORN: 1950 in Tokyo, Japan
RESIDES: Mashiko, Japan

Ken Matsuzaki received a degree in Ceramic Art from Tamagawa University School of Fine Arts in Tokyo in 1972, after which he moved to Mashiko to apprentice with Tatsuzo Shimaoka. After a five-year apprenticeship, Matsuzaki established his own kiln, Yuushin Gama. Matsuzaki's works have a strong grounding in Mingei philosophy though his approach is very contemporary, focusing on the oribe style with yohen, shino, and oribe glazing.

Matsuzaki’s work has been exhibited all over the world, and has been accepted into the permanent collections of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio; Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida; Holderness School, Holderness, New Hampshire; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York'; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sackler Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa, Israel; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; and Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

 

Past Exhibitions:

     Ken Matsuzaki  Large plate, oribe glaze  Stoneware 6 x 27 x 27" MK737 with wooden box

Ken Matsuzaki
Large plate, oribe glaze
Stoneware
6 x 27 x 27"
MK737
with wooden box

     Ken Matsuzaki  Vase, oribe glaze  Stoneware 11 x 7.5 x 7.5" MK929 with wooden box

Ken Matsuzaki
Vase, oribe glaze
Stoneware
11 x 7.5 x 7.5"
MK929
with wooden box

     Ken Matsuzaki  Rectangular vase, oribe glaze  Stoneware 10.25 x 10 x 4.5" MK874 with wooden box

Ken Matsuzaki
Rectangular vase, oribe glaze
Stoneware
10.25 x 10 x 4.5"
MK874
with wooden box

     Ken Matsuzaki  Vase, yohen shino glaze  Stoneware 8 x 3.75 x 3.75" MK937 with wooden box

Ken Matsuzaki
Vase, yohen shino glaze
Stoneware
8 x 3.75 x 3.75"
MK937
with wooden box

     Ken Matsuzaki  Teoke water container, yon natural ash glaze  Stoneware 9 x 9.5 x 6" MK1032 with wooden box

Ken Matsuzaki
Teoke water container, yon natural ash glaze
Stoneware
9 x 9.5 x 6"
MK1032
with wooden box