Ken Matsuzaki Stoneware Cup

yohen shino glaze - 20th century


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Shop this Ken Matsuzaki Japanese stoneware cup for sale. The cup is decorated with yohen shino over iron glaze, which results in a rich deep red color and a softly pitted surface. The cup has an imprinted maker’s mark on the bottom. Kenichi Matsuzaki-Ken Matsuzaki was born in the Japanese capital of Tokyo in 1950. He got a degree in Ceramic Art from Tamagawa University School of Fine Arts in Tokyo, where he studied for several years. In 1972, he relocated to Mashiko to become an apprentice under ceramics master Tatsuzo Shimaoka. Shimaoka was a Japanese mingei potter who learned under Shoji Hamada and became the second Living National Treasure of the Japanese prefecture of Mashiko.

While he was most well-known for his distinctive Jmon zogan style of pottery, he was also an accomplished master of a wide range of slip decoration and burning processes for ceramics. While creating a unique identity as an artist, Matsuzaki was greatly influenced by the direction of Shimaok and the aesthetic of Shiji Hamada.


3.2 inches in height. 2.85 inches in diameter.


The cup is in overall fine condition.
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