Keiko is a Japanese born Australia based ceramic artist.
She studied ceramics at the National Art School in Sydney achieving BFA Honours degree in 2006. Most of her work begins on the potter’s wheel and is then altered, cut and reassembled to evoke a quiet and subtle abstraction.
Making and reinterpreting objects is her focus. She pays particular attention
to the form and proportion, the profile or outline of a vessel and the interconnectedness between the interior and exterior.
She had her first solo exhibition at Sturt Gallery in Mittagong in 2012 after exhibiting many group shows since 2003. Some of her achievements include Gosford Art Prize (Winner in Ceramics 2018, 2014, and 2012), Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award (Finalist 2013), John Fries Memorial Award (Finalist 2011), Small Art Object Prize in Vallauris, France (Winner 2009), and the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize (Viewer’s choice award 2008).
She is passionate about teaching ceramics and currently teaches the Porcelain techniques course at Sydney Ceramics Studios, Hornsby TAFE.
https://www.instagram.com/keiko_matsui_ceramics/ (Keiko & her students' work are posted here regularly)