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TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK
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BIZEN CERAMIC WARE :
HIROYUKI MATSUI

August 20 - 25, 2018
Opening Reception: Tuesday, August 21, 6 - 8 PM



 

Bizen ceramic ware Red, White, and Black

by

HIROYUKI MATSUI

August 20 - 25, 2018

 

 

The Tenri Cultural Institute is excited to announce a new exhibition by Hiroyuki Matsui.

The Bizen ceramic ware has its origin in Okayama prefecture Japan, with one thousand years of history.

Bizen is famous for its significant hardness due to high temperature kiln (furnace) firing and its beautiful reddish-brown color resulting from wood-burning kiln firing.

 

When:   8/20 (Mon) - 8/25 (Sat)

Monday to Thursday 12 pm - 6 pm, Saturday 12 am - 3 pm, Closed Fridays and Sundays

                  Opening Reception: 8/21 (Tue) 6-8 pm

 

Where: Tenri Cultural Institute of NY, 43A West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

 

 

About the artist: At the age of 39, Matsui convinced his family to quit his job for pottery making.

In order to get a spectacular finish of the Old Bizen ceramics, he uses a unique clay making process of using an (Ogama) a huge kiln to burn, and using firewood to burn the pot for two weeks without the use of gas or electricity. Currently, he has shifted his focus from creating art objects to creating works that can be used in everyday life.

 

 

About Tenri Cultural Institute: Tenri Cultural Institute is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the study of Japanese language and the appreciation of international art forms. The Institute hosts a variety of traditional and contemporary cultural programs in our modern, spacious educational facility, performing arts and exhibition space.