Born 1943, Hyōgo Prefecture
As a pioneering pupil of master ceramists Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886-1963), Kondō Yūzō (1902-85), Fujimoto Nōdō (1919-92) and Kiyomizu Rokubey VII (1922-2006), Matsuda Yuriko has taken the tradition of polychrome decoration on porcelain to new lengths. She creates Nature-based yet hand built forms, often in a humorous vein, but also in an avant-garde fashion. From fruit, vegetables, and landscapes to feet, legs, and behinds, she colorfully and lavishly covers each surface with intricate, decorative patterns. all referencing tradition, including iro-e, kinrande, kutani and sometsuke.
Selected Public Collections:
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Barcelona Ceramic Museum, Spain
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Crow Museum of Art, University of Texas, Dallas, TX
Denver Art Museum, CO
Hawaii State Art Foundation, Honolulu, HI
Icheon World Ceramics Center, South Korea
Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
National Museum of History, Taiwan
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
Seattle Art Museum, WA
Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
Takamatsu City Museum, Japan
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Kofu, Japan
Square furoshiki decorated with floral designs; interior shows white polka dots on a dark blue cobalt glazed ground
6 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 7 5/8 in.
A spiked turban shell-shaped sculpture and gold polka dots design on the inside
Overglazed enamel porcelain
11 1/8 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.
Lotus-shaped sculpture, with geometric and leaf patterning in overglaze polychrome enamels with a gold overglazed stem
Glazed stoneware with gold overglaze
12 1/4 x 15 x 15 3/8 in.
Polychrome under and overglazed iroe handled and covered water receptacle in the shape of a pumpkin
9 x 12 x 7 in.
3 5/8 x 4 1/4 in.
Slice of watermelon shaped covered pitcher
4 x 15 5/8 x 8 1/2 in.
Ten-sided covered box with swirling abstracted patterning in red, yellow, and green
5 1/4 x 11 x 11 in.