kazuko matthews

kazuko matthews
Kazuko Matthews

California ceramic artist Kazuko Matthews uses slabs of clay and handbuilding techniques to create unique and graphic pots, vessels, tables and architectural murals. Her work is influenced by a Japanese aesthetic, calligraphy and nature.

The artist has used stoneware clay called "Death Valley" for the last 30 years as it accommodates large-scale sculptural works as well as small works. She received a BFA from Chouinard Art Institute, where she studied with Otto & Vivika Heino. Following a graphic design career, she studied ceramics at Santa Monica College and Scripps College.