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Jun Matsumura: A Masterclass Series

Contemporary Crafts Centre and LUMP Studio are proud to jointly present Japanese ceramic artist JUN MATSUMURA this November 25-27, 2023. Jun’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:

  • Hand-carved Teabowl Masterclass

  • Porcelain Throwing Technical Clinic

  • Artist Talk & Demo

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



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, November 25. 

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

Part 2: Full-day carving session

Monday, November 27.  

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: Sat & Mon, November 25 & 27, 2023

Price: HK$2,780 LUMP members & early bird by Oct 27/HK$2,980

No of spots: 20 maximum 

Conducted in 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)


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: Sun, November 26, 2023, 10am-1pm

Price: HK$1,180 LUMP member & early bird by Oct 27/HK$1,280

No. of spots: 6 maximum

Conducted in English

Throwing experience required 


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: Sunday, November 26, 2023, 3-5pm

Price: HK$190 LUMP members & early bird by Oct 27/HK$220

No. of spots: 30 maximum
Conducted in English



Based in Japan, Jun MATSUMURA 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 practice 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 MATSUMURA’s ceramic sculpture is lovingly carved by

hand over hours to yield soft curves and the sensual feel.

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