■New website & online shop OPEN!
□新ウェブサイト&オンラインショップ

keiko matsui graduation ceremony at national art school

Graduation ceremony at NAS, Sydndey.

The year of 2016 is my 10th year since I graduated from the National Art School in Sydney, Australia. To celebrate my milestones, I renewed my website and opened my online shop. I am 10 years older, (more grey hair+fat) I became a mother. I have my own studio with 3 kilns & 3 wheels. It was not easy journey until now, however, I truly appreciate to people who supported me and purchased and collected my pieces.

2016年はシドニーのナショナル・アート・スクールを卒業してから10年目の年です。初心に戻る気持ちもこめて、新しくウェブサイトをリニューアルし、同時にオンラインショップもオープンしました。10歳年をとり(白髪と脂肪増)母になり、自分の工房(窯3つとろくろ3台)を持つことができました。決して楽な道ではありませんでしたが、私を支えてくださった皆様、作品を買ってくださったお客様に心から感謝致します。どうぞこれからも宜しくお願い致します。

■’Lunar’ a solo exhibition in Sydney
□シドニーにて’月の’個展

[Full Moon Jar] 30 cm diameter, 32 cm height, wheel thrown stoneware, slip, oxide, glaze, lacquer, gold powder.I will be showing my latest work at Small Spaces in Redfern, Sydney.My new work is resonate with the MOON – the motif I have been fascinated and admired for a long time. I’ve tried to capture the shapes of the moon and eclipse in my functional vessels. This time, I challenged on-glaze firing(requires 3rd firings), as a matter of fact, I fired more than 3 times for many pieces in order to achieve the color & texture of the moon.The exhibition starts on 16th Nov, however, there’s an opening drinks with artist on Sunday 20th Nov. Please come and join us.

去年に引き続き、レッドファーンにあるスモール・スペースにて個展をする運びとなりました。今回はかねてから想い入れのある、そして毎日見上げている”月”をテーマに制作に挑みました。ムーンジャーを含む多くの作品は、月の満ち欠けのフォルムやテキスチャーを意識したものです。また、上絵釉薬の金や銀を用い、金継ぎの作品も展示させて頂いております。個展は16日から始まりますが、20日(日曜)にはレセプションとアーティストトークを行います。お時間のある方は是非お越し下さい。

Small Spaces

Address: 674 Burke St, Redfern, NSW, 2016

Date: 16th Nov until 27th Nov 2016

Opening hours: Wed-Sat 10:30am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am -3pm

Phone:  (02) 8399 3144 

Opening drinks/Artist Talk: Sunday 20st Nov, 12 noon – 3pm

■’Form & Function’ exhibition in Port Macquarie
□ポート・マックオーリーにて’フォルムと機能性’展

stitched-bowls

[Image: Stitched porcelain bowls by Keiko Matsui. Photo by Greg Piper]

I am pleased to announce that my new stitched porcelain work is selected for a group exhibition “Form & Function: contemporary ceramics” at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery among with interesting works by Honor Freeman, Eloise Rankine and Brett Stone.

Each artist inspires the viewer to enquire and challenge traditional concepts of the ceramic medium through their work. With references to material culture and the everyday, a new perspective on form and function is explored within this exhibition.

私のステッチシリーズの新作が、ポート・マックオーリーにあるグラスハウス・ギャラリーのグループ展”現代陶芸のフォルムと機能性”に選ばれました。オナー・フリーマン、エローズ・ランキン、ブレッド・ストーンさんの作品と共に展示となります。

Grasshouse Regional Gallery (Port Macquarie)

Address: Glasshouse 32-40 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie 2444

Date: 28th Oct until 4th Dec 2016

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat & Sun 10am -4pm

Gallery phone: (02) 6581 8888

Admission is free

■A book ‘CLAY:contemporary ceramic artisans’ is published
□”クレイ”現代陶芸家の本が発売

clay_bookThe book “Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans” by Amber Creswell Bell is published from Thames & Hudson on 1st October 2016 and I am delighted to be included one of the 53 international ceramicists in this book.

Artists include:
Akio Nukaga, Akiko Hirai Collingwood, Alana Wilson, Alex Standen, Alison Fraser, Andrei Davidoff, Anna-Karina, Anna Lerinder, Ashraf Hanna, Brigitte Colleaux, Cecile Daladier, Claire Johnson, Dawn Vachon, Derek Wilson, Florian Gadsby, Frances Palmer, Georgia Harvey, Giselle Hicks, Guy Van Leemput, Hannah Lawrence, Holly MacDonald, Jeremy Simons (Slip Ceramics), Jessilla Rogers, Jono Smart, Julie Pennington, Katia Carletti, Keiko Matsui, Katie Jacobs, Kira Ni, Linda Lopez, Lucile Sciallano, Lynda Draper, Madeleine Preston, Maria de Haan, Maryam Riazi, Milly Dent, Mizuyo Yamashita, Rachel Boxnboim, Ruby Pilven, Sean Gerstley, Sophie Harle, Sophie Moran, Steen Ipsen, Susan Robey, Stine Dulong, Tania Rollond, Tara Burke, Térèse Lebrun, Tessy King, Tracy Muirhead, Ulrica Trulsson, Valerie Restarick, Vipoo Srivilasa.

To celebrate the book launch, there’s a book launch party as well as exhibition at the gallery Saint Cloche in Paddington.

アンバー・クレスウェル・ベル氏著の”クレイ:現代陶芸家”の本が発売になり、幸運にも世界中の現代陶芸家53人の中に私も選んで頂きました。出版記念パーティーも兼ね、掲載作家のグループ展がパディントンのセント・クロシェ・ギャラリーで催されます。

Saint Cloche

Address: 37 MacDonald St, Paddington NSW Australia 2021

Date: 20th Oct until 23rd Oct 2016

Opening hours: Tue – Sun 10am-5pm

Gallery phone: 0434 274 251

Opening drinks: 20th Oct 6-8pm

■Functional Objects: Exhibition in Sydney
□シドニーにて’用途のあるオブジェ’展

house-1

[House/Vase by Keiko Matsui, Photo by Greg Piper]

A new body of work will be exhibited at Small Spaces in Redfern from 9th September until 30st September 2015. “Functional Objects” is playing with functionality within sculptural objects.

I will be showing three different types of work to explore the possibilities of clay and search for functionality in a sculptural aspect. Artist talk from 2pm on Sunday 13th September at Small Spaces as a part of Sydney Contemporary event.

新作の個展-”用途のあるオブジェ”展が、9月9日から30日までレッドファーンのスモールスペースにて行われます。オブジェであり、花器である三種類の異なった作品を披露します。アーティスト・トークは9月13日にシドニー。コンテンポラリーのアートフェアーのイベントの一環で行われる予定です。是非お越し下さい。

Small Spaces

Address: 674 Burke St, Redfern, NSW, 2016

Date: 9th Nov until 27th Nov 2016

Opening hours: Tues -Sat (10:30 – 5pm), Sun (12 – 3pm), Mon (Closed)

Gallery phone:  (02) 8399 3144 

Opening drinks/Artist Talk: Sunday 13th Sep, 12 noon – 3pm

■Workshop in Glebe & Umina
□グリーブとユマイナにてワークショップ

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.


■’Objects in space’ curated by Glenn Barkley
□オブジェクト・イン・スペース展

objects in space: artists in the garden curated by glenn barkley

“Balancing on stones” vessel by Keiko Matsui. Ikebana by Setsuko Yanagisawa. Photo by Greg Piper.

‘Balancing on stones’ a ikebana vese was included in 9 artists group exhibition ‘Object in space’ at the Peacock gallery in Auburn, curated by Glenn Barkley, the curator’s department. The show is in conjunction with their cherry blossom festival at the Japanese garden in Auburn.

Exhibiting artists: Merran Esson, Steve Harrison, Christophe Hodges, Mitsuo Shoji, Abdullah MI Syed, Garry Trinh, Toni Warburton, Cameron Williams, and myself.

私の花器’Balancing on stones’がオーバーンのピーコック・ギャラリーで開催される9人展に選ばれました。オーバーンにある日本庭園では、同時期に桜祭りが8月20日から30日まで行われます。参加アーティストは、メラン・エッソン、スティーブ・ハリソン、クリストフ・ホッジズ、小路光雄、アブドラ・MI・シド、ギャリー・トリナ、トニー・ワォーバートン、キャメロン・ウィリアムス 、そして松井けい子です。8月6日から10月23日まで開催。是非、お越しください。

Peacock Gallery

Address: Auburn Botanic Gardens, Corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn NSW 2144

Date: 6th August until 23rd October 2016

Opening hours: Tue-Sun from 11am-4pm

Gallery phone: (02) 9735 1396

Admission is free & onsite parking is available.

■Workshop in Glebe
□グリーブにてワークショップ

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.

■1 day Wheel throwing Master Class□轆轤一日ワークショップ

WHEEL THROWING MASTER WORKSHOP

keiko-at-potters-org(Intermediate to Advanced Potters)

Limited to 10 students (max), this workshop is to focus on your skills on wheel throwing technique. I will do demo on potter’s wheel as well as teach you individually. We don’t fire work (you can take your work home or ask CCP to fire your work with small cost) this time. I ask you to bring 3 pieces of your work in order to discuss your work in our workshop.

Date: Saturday 18 July 2015
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Address: Central Coast Potters Society
10a Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford

Cost:
$125 – CCP(Central Coast Potter’s) Members
$145 – Non Members

*1 bag of Keane Stoneware 7 is included with the price
**Please bring morning snack and lunch to share

Contact: Ms.Claire Halon
vicepresident@ccpotters.org
0403 915 449

Please contact Claire for booking.