Ken Matsuzaki : Elemental
A Malachite production of a Goldmark film, Filmmaker Charles Mapleston
Ken Matsuzaki is a Japanese Potter working from Mashiko who enjoys an international reputation. He was apprenticed to the late Tatsuzo Shimaoka (National Living Treasure) who in turn had been apprenticed to Shoji Hamada. Matsuzaki's work can be seen in some of the world's most prestigious collections. This film shows him throwing in his workshop and features unique footage of him firing his Anagama Kiln, with the help of British Potter Phil Rogers who commentates on the process. The Flm ends with a major exhibition of Matsuzaki's pots at the Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham, Rutland.
Total running time 60 minutes.