Today I’m showcasing the exquisite ceramic art of Keiko Matsui. I was first introduced, and fell in love with her work during a shop tour that I did last year of a lovely Sydney store, Smallspaces. Keiko was born in Japan and moved to Sydney to study ceramics at the National Art School back in 1999 and has since gone from strength to strength, partaking in many exhibitions and most recently her first solo exhibition at the Sturt Gallery.
Keiko’s work radiates the beauty of simplicity with a twist of her mark by scarring the objects. Her latest collection, Contained, some of it shown here, was inspired by the ceramics of the Chinese Song Dynasty era. You can see more of her work from this and previous collections here.
I’d love to know what you think of her work? Do you have a particular favourite? Perhaps it’s the mother in me but while I adore all of her pieces, I am so taken by the first image titled, Mother and Child; on looking at it, I can almost feel the love Keiko has for her child, it’s absolutely beautiful and perhaps a little raw.
While Keiko’s work is held in many private collections around the world, her ceramics are currently for sale only in Australia, I’m sure this won’t last long.
See you all Wednesday!