Ken Matsuzuki was born in Tokyo in 1950. He graduated from Tamagawa University, School of Fine Arts, with ceramic art major. Matsuzaki’s works have a strong grounding in the mingei philosophy which means “hand-crafted art of ordinary people”, but with a contemporary approach and a focus on the Oribe style which is known for its use of green copper glaze.
At his wood-firing kiln in Mashiko he performs only 2 firings per year and runs the handbuilt kiln for 7 days. It seems unbelievably scary to put all that work into a huge kiln and man it for 7 days.