■’Objects in space’ curated by Glenn Barkley

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

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


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

$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
0403 915 449

Please contact Claire for booking.

■Solo exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery


immerse-1I will be exhibiting my new body of work at the Gosford Regional Gallery from 13th December until 1st February. I challenged the new slab technique for thin porcelain pieces and I drew images of my surroundings (Brisbane water area) in the Central Coast. The images of water, yachts, and boats are captured onto my pieces.

Gosford Regional Gallery has beautiful Japanese garden (stone garden, pond with KOI fish, wisteria, cherry blossom, plum, and tea house) which was created by professional Japanese gardeners from Japan. It is a part of sister city (Gosford city and Edogawa, Tokyo are sister city) contribution/exchange program.

While my exhibition is on, there are TWO exhibitions:

The Archibald Prize exhibition [22 Nov 2014 – 4 Jan 2015]

2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial [10 Jan 2015 – 22 Mar 2015]

I will be at the opening on Saturday 13th December. I look forward to seeing you.

Gosford Regional Gallery

Address: 36 Webb Street, East Gosford, NSW 2250

Date: Saturday 13th December – Sunday 1st February

Opening hours: 10-4pm

Phone: 4304-7550

Free Entry

■Winner at Gosford Art Prize (Ceramics)

gosford-art-prize-vaseMy vessel “I am NOT perfect.” was chosen as a winner of the Gosford Art Prize (Ceramics) in 2014. As this is my second winning prize since 2012 when I moved to the Central Coast, it was so hard to believe.

The Vase is 33cm diameter, 55cm height. The judge this year was Dr. Andrew Frost, who is art critique as well as a lecturer at COFA.

The exhibition will be held from 20th September until 16th November 2014.

I will be doing Artist talk on 3rd November, from 2-3pm. If you are interested in my work, please visit the Gosford Regional Gallery.

Gosford Regional Gallery

Address: 36 Webb Street, East Gosford, NSW 2250

Date: 20th September – 16th November 2014

Opening hours: 10-4pm

Phone: 4304-7550

Free Entry

■My article in JAC

jac-coverThe article of my work and myself is on the Journal of Australian Ceramic magazine.

The article is on the Journal of Australian Ceramics magazine. (Vol 53 No 1, April 2014) Thank you for writing my article, Karen. Thank you for publishing my article, Vicki and the team at the JAC.

The Australian Ceramics Association [www.australianceramics.com]

This article was published in The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 53 No 1, April 2014.
Permission has been given to make it available on this website.
© The Australian Ceramics Association 2014

■”iROiRO” Solo Exhibition in Sydney


‘iro-iro’ means ‘various’ or ‘of different kinds’ in Japanese. ‘iro’ translates as ‘colour’.

For this exhibition I have added new colours into my work and have created all kinds of objects and drawings by integrating new materials such as paper, fabric, wood, and wire to my fine porcelain work.

I admire all crafts and so, want to capture the essence of craftsmanship in various forms into this new work.

My love of sewing led me to think about mending. We mend a piece of clothing and continue to use it so why not ceramics too? My mending project started when I was patching a favourite porcelain cup some time ago.

In Japan there is a practice of mending broken tea bowl with lacquer and gold/silver/tin powder. This is called ‘kintsugi’. We then continue to use the bowl and appreciate the whole of the object.

Through the paper vessels, fabric bowls, patched cups, stitched vases, wired objects and embroidered drawings in this exhibition I have expressed my respect for traditional crafts while exploring ceramic forms. Each piece has taken many hours of labour and through this meditative process I have gained new realizations about the practice of craft and the resulting objects.





Gaffa Gallery

Address: 281 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Exibition dates: 17th Oct – 28 Oct 2013

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10-6pm, Sat: 11-5pm, Sun+Holidays: Close

Gallery phone: 02 9283 4273

Opening drinks: 6pm, 17th Octber 201

■Vitrify Ceramic Award Finalists Exhibition in Tasmania

bett-gallery-vitrify-exhibitionI was chosen one of four finalists of Vitrify Ceramic Award 2013. New body of work will be shown at Bett Gallery in North Hobart, Tasmania. The exhibition starts on 28th August and ends on 11th September.

The Vitrify Ceramic Award is one of the most competitive competitions for ceramic artists in Australia. I am thrilled to exhibiti along with establised artists such as Angela Valamanesh, Jane Sewyer, and Janetta Kerr-Grant.
I am flying to Hobart to attend the opening party on 30st August. If you are in Tasmania, please come to see me and my new work.

Bett Gallery

Address: 369 Elizabeth St  North Hobart TAS
Date: 28th August to 10th September 2013
Phone: +(61) 03 6231 6511
Contact: info@bettgallery.com.au