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Ceramics by Jun MATSUMURA: A Masterclass Series 25-27.11.2023

Jointly Presented by Contemporary Crafts Centre & LUMP Studio

Contemporary Crafts Centre and LUMP Studio are proud to jointly present Japanese ceramic artist JUN MATSUMURA this November 25-27, 2023. Matsumura’s dramatic porcelain sculptures are carved by hand into soft and sensual curves, pushing the limits of what is believed possible with ceramics. This Masterclass Series, his first ever, includes:

25.11 SAT & 27.11 MON

Hand-carved Teabowl Masterclass

Both functional teaware and sculptural artwork, each Jun Matsumura’s Shifting Qualia series teabowl blurs the line between art and craft. Something about Shifting Qualia here. This hands-on 1.5 day Masterclass includes:

Part 1: Half-day porcelain throwing lesson

Saturday, 25 November.

Students can choose between the morning (10am-1pm) or afternoon (2-5pm) sessions. 10 students per session.

Part 2: Full-day carving session

Monday, 27 November.

20 students combined into 1 group for a full-day carving lesson.

  • Each student will get to throw a number of pieces. After drying, choose 1 or 2 for carving.

  • Learn how to conceptualize and design the carved object

  • Special considerations for functional works

  • Tools and techniques used for carving

  • We use porcelain for this workshop, and works will be bisque-fired and ready to pick up approximately 3 weeks after the workshop. Glazing and high firing not included.

  • All materials and tools provided. Each student will be able to take home their own carving tool.

***Scholarship spot*** To support local emerging artists, Contemporary Crafts Centre and LUMP Studio are pleased to offer 1 scholarship spot for this masterclass, at a reduced rate of $500. To qualify, you must be a current, full-time student enrolled in an art program of a Hong Kong post-secondary institution, with personal experience in ceramics. Please choose your preferred timeslot and provide required details in the Scholarship position field below by Friday, October 20, 2023. The chosen candidate, selected at organisers’ discretion, will be contacted by Friday, Oct 27, 2023.

Date & time: 25&27.11.2023 (Sunday & Monday)

Price: HK$2,780 LUMP members & Early bird discount by 27.10.2023 / Standard Fee: HK$2,980

No of spots: 20 maximum

Language: English

Throwing experience required*

Masterclass workshop Group A

Throwing Saturday, November 25, 10am-1pm

Carving Monday, November 27, 10am-5pm (1 hr lunch break)

Masterclass workshop Group B

Throwing Saturday, November 25, 2-5pm

Carving Monday, November 27, 10am-5pm (1 hr lunch break)


26.11 SUN 10AM -1PM

Porcelain Throwing Technical Clinic

Take your throwing to the next level in this clinic with Jun. This is an intensive 3-hour workshop focused on throwing with porcelain. Trained in the traditional approach, Jun will share how he has further developed his own relaxed and freeflowing style over time. He will observe your technique, offer improvement approaches, and practice with you hands-on. Our goal is to broaden each student’s technical practice on the wheel, so you are encouraged to come with questions. Class is focussed on throwing only and students will throw multiple pieces during the lesson. Trimming is not covered in the syllabus. Firing cost not included.

Date & time: 26.11.2023 (Sunday) 10am-1pm

Price: HK$1,180 LUMP member & Early bird discount by 27 Oct / Standard Fee: HK$1,280

No. of spots: 6 maximum

Language: English

Throwing experience required *


26.11 SUN 3-5PM

Artist Talk & Demo

From marine biology, to Ghost in the Shell, to 3D printing, listen to Jun’s story in his own words. Join us for this artist sharing to learn about Jun's creative development and evolution. Sharing will include a discussion of his latest works being shown in Hong Kong, and a slip casting demo.

Date & time: 26.11.2023 (Sunday) 3-5pm

Price: HK$190 LUMP members & Early bird discount by 27 Oct / Standard Fee: HK$220

No. of spots: 30 maximum Language: English

This is a rare opportunity for in-depth learning and interactions with this uniquely gifted artist and his works. Learn more and register!



Based in Japan, Jun is a ceramic artist trained in Tajimi City Ceramics Design Institute and Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo (Crafts Studio). His artworks have been exhibited in Japan, London, Paris, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States.

As an artist growing up surrounded by the Japanese philosophy and subcultures, he creates work based on the practise of Kogei (Japanese traditional arts and crafts) and he uses porcelain as the medium to reflect on the delicacy of the modern culture, prompting the audience to rethink about the current situations in society and the underlying consequences. Each piece of Jun’s ceramic sculpture is lovingly carved by hand over hours to yield soft curves and the sensual feel.

日本陶瓷藝術家松村淳,曾在多治見市陶瓷設計學院和金澤卯辰山工藝工房進修陶藝。 作品曾在日本丶倫敦丶巴黎丶台灣丶香港和美國展出。

松村淳於日本哲學和文化的氛圍中成長,他的創作以實踐日本傳統工藝Kogei精神為基礎,以「瓷」作為媒介,來反思現代社會文化的微妙,啟發觀眾重新思考社會當下及對未來的重重意義。 松村淳的每件作品都由他親手經時雕塑,線條柔美而極富質感。


Shifting Qualia Tb (Tea Bowl)



H90mm x L120mm x W120mm


About Contemporary Crafts Centre - Empowered by SOIL.

We feature contemporary craft-based artists whose work embraces the increasingly blurred boundaries between art, craft and design.


Shop 102, 1/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun,

10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Opening Hours:

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About LUMP Studio

LUMP is a vibrant and diverse community ceramic studio in Wong Chuk Hang. We are a creative space for potters of all levels to make and create ceramics. Our mission is to promote and celebrate handmade ceramics.


5B, E Tat Factory Building,

4 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang

Enquiry: 2116 0865


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