Visiting Artist Workshop with Ken Matsuzaki


Thursday, June 2, 2016, 10:00am to 5:00pm


Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by:  Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Workshop Description:

In cooperation with our friends at Pucker Gallery, we are proud to host Japanese ceramic artist, Ken Matsuzaki, to the studio for a one day demonstration of his work with a lunch time DVD on his work and influences. He will demonstrate his masterful use of wheel thrown and hand built ceramic form which will truly be both enlightening and informative.Participants will be able to view Matsuzaki's work during the exhibition One with the Elements: Ceramics by Ken Matsuzaki at Pucker Gallery June 4th - July 17th.

This workshop is free to Harvard students. The fee for this one-day workshop is $60.00 for those not enrolled in a course, $40.00 for those enrolled in a course. To register, download our registration form here or email Shawn Panepinto at
Questions? Email Kathy King at

Related Events at Pucker Gallery:
One with the Elements: Ceramics by Ken Matsuzaki
June 4th - July 17, 2016
Saturday, June 4th, 3:00 - 6:00pm - Public Opening

Pucker Gallery
240 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Biography: 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 himself had moved to Mashiko to study with Shoji Hamada). After a five year apprenticeship, Matsuzaki established his own kiln, Yuushin Gama, down the road. His works have a strong grounding in the Mingei philosophy though his approach is very contemporary, introducing a focus on the Oribe style with yohen, shino, and oribe glazing. Works by Matsuzaki are in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, The Worcester Museum of Art, Massachusetts, the Tikotin Museum , Israel, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Photo Credit:  Kan Matsuzaki

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