A former instructor at Pottery Northwest Studio, Marc Matsui is a self-taught potter whose bowls are glazed with striking geometric designs and airbrush work. A master of glaze application, he throws one of the most difficult shapes in porcelain. His work stimulates visual excitement by incorporating various colors and designs on his porcelain bowls and plates with contrasting rims.
Born and raised in Seattle, Marc found an interest in ceramics early on, at the age of 15. Throughout his high school years he came under the tutelage of two professional potters, Regnor Reinholdston and Sam Scott, both who had a tremendous influence on him. He attended the University of Washington while perfecting his unique skills in pottery. Marc is best known for his simplistic, delicate hand-thrown pieces and glazing techniques that transform clay into a canvas for the brilliant colors that make his pieces look more like glass than ceramics. Mark says, “Everyone sees something different in a piece. I try to stimulate visual excitement by incorporating various colors and designs on forms that are simple, yet elegant and economically affordable.”