■Plate Making Workshop

plate making workshopLet’s make WOW-Plate that will make your family, friends, and guests smile:-)

Handmade plates are very popular now. I know that some chefs are coming to pottery studios nowadays, to make their individualized plates. In this workshop, we will make 20-25cm (apprx) diameter plate which you can enjoy having your meals on every day. I will prepare good size slab for you and you can cut, draw, or decorate with slip. The plate can be hang as a wall piece too!

Date: Sun 27th Aug 2017

Session#2 11:45 – 2:15

Session#3 2:30 – 5:00


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Venue: 172 St. John Rd, Glebe, NSW
Cost: Adult $88, Children(6 -12 yr) $78 (Smaller size)

Price Includes ALL tools you use, clay, slip, and 2 firing fee.

Your work will be fired and glazed (clear) and fired again. You can collected the finished plate from Yuga Floral Design Cafe within 10days after the workshop.

Booking: info@keikomatsui.com.au OR Call 0425 725 978

■Plant Pots Making Workshop

plant pot3Can’t find your ideal plant pots? Then you can make your own.

You have 2 options:

Option 1 – You will start with 1 pre-made bowl shape, which Keiko has thrown on potter’s wheel in advance. You can add decorations, cutting, carving (pot is still soft) or make holes to hang. This option is good for those who want to spend their time decorating. You are given one pot and a few options of pots shapes are available (approximately 15cm x 15cm).

Option 2 – You start from scratch. You make your own shape and decorate it yourself. You are given a ball of clay (1 to 1.5kg approximately) to create one pot or two smaller pots. Recommended for experienced people or someone who doesn’t want to decorate much.

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Date: Sun 27th Aug 2017

Session#1 9:00 – 11:30

Venue: 172 St. John Rd, Glebe, NSW
Cost: Adult $85, Children(6 -12 yr) $75 
Price Includes ALL tools you use, clay, slip, and firing fee.

Your pot(s) are fired and can be collected at YUGA Design Floral Cafe within 10 days of the workshop. (*If your work is too thick, it may be a delay)

Booking: info@keikomatsui.com.au OR Call 0425 725 978

■Porcelain course @ Hornsby TAFE

[Porcelain by Keiko Matsui, Photo by Greg Piper]

[Porcelain by Keiko Matsui, Photo by Greg Piper]

“Porcelain Techniques with Keiko Matsui”

In this hands-on practical workshop with Japanese ceramic artist Keiko Matsui, students will explore a number of making, glazing and surface treatment techniques using a range of porcelain clay bodies. Keiko will begin the workshop with a visual presentation of contemporary ceramic artists who use porcelain in a variety of ways.

Over the 6 week workshop Keiko will demonstrate wheelforming, handbuilding, casting, surface treatment and glazing techniques adapted to the porcelain medium. Participants will make and fire a series of works which explore the potential and unique properties of the porcelain medium.

久々の私の陶芸教室がホーンズビーTAFEで行われます。4時間x6回のコースで、轆轤、てびねり、鋳込みなど幅広く技術を紹介すると同時に、デコレーション技術等の指導を致します。お申し込みはTrisha Deanさんまで。


PORCELAIN course @ Hornsby TAFE

Teacher: Keiko Matsui

Dates: MONDAY 8th Aug – 12 Sep, 2017 (4 hrs x 6 classes)

Times: 10am to 2:30pm

Cost: $350 + materials

For further information and a session outline please contact: Trisha Dean at Hornsby Ceramics

Email: trisha.dean1@tafensw.edu.au

TEL: 9472-1200


■Kintsugi demo as a part of Repair Fair @ ADC

Kintsugi bowl by Keiko Matsui, Photo by Greg Piper.

[Image: Kintsugi bowl by Keiko Matsui, Photo by Greg Piper.]

I will be participating in Australian Design Centre‘s Repair Fair.

[A brilliant day to solve those DIY projects you’ve pushed to the back of the cupboard by connecting you with the skills or the experts. Save your objects from landfill and create a more sustainable future!

Arrive at 10am to submit your broken object or treasure to a panel of designers who will brainstorm creative transformations for you.With research investigator Niklavs Rubenis of ANU School of Art & Design, Sarah K from Supercyclers and design repairers Halie Rubenis and Trent Jansen.

Throughout the day, a range of repairers will showcase techniques with ceramics, textiles, jewellery, furniture and electronics, including textile designer Julie Paterson, jeweller Emily Copp and ceramicist Keiko Matsui. Staff from The Bower – Reuse & Repair Centre, Eveleigh Works, Gaffa Creative Precinct and City East Community College will share knowledge and advice about their workshops, repair services and demonstrations on re-using materials.] Text by ADC.


Australian Design Centre

Address: 101/113-115 William St, Darlinghurst NSW

Date/Time: 10am – 4pm, 6th May 2017

■Workshop in Glebe & Umina

I held another workshop in July as there were many requests from other people who missed my workshop in April. First time ever, I held my workshop at my studio in Umina Beach in addition to the one at Yuga Design Cafe & gallery in Glebe. Here’s some photos to share from my workshops. Beautiful smiles and interesting works of students. A BIG thank you for your participation.

My workshop is only held once or twice a year and it is filled up instantly once I sent Newsletter to my subscribers. If you don’t want to miss it out, join my mailing list from contact page.

■Workshop in Glebe

I held workshop for adults & children on Anzac Day in 2016. I want to share lots of beautiful work and smiles from the students in my workshop in April. It was wonderful to spend time with enthusiastic clay lovers. Most students made 2 good size bowls within 2 hours!

Thank you for coming to my workshop. And Big thanks to Setsuko & Ben for sharing your space at Yuga Cage & Gallery. If you don’t want to miss out, please join my Newsletter from contact page.