CHUN or ZENZAN in Japanese was born in Kyoto, Japan in
1947. From 1966 to 1971, he studied drawing at Osaka City
Institute of Art. He visited various pottery workshops in
1974, then started making his potteries from 1975. He had
his first exhibition at Hirakata civic hall, Hirakata in 1980.
He moved to Ichishi, Mie in 1988, where he built his own house,
pottery workshop, and three kilns by himself. He has had more
100 exhibitions at various places, including Tokyo, Osaka,
Nagoya, and Korea. He passed away in November 2011 due to
a sudden heart attack.
POSNER is a chemical technologist by training - a chemist
among engineers and an engineer among chemists!! He spent
30 years in the food industry in various functions followed
by 10 years in UNICEF. He has lived and worked in the UK,
Israel, New Zealand, Denmark, Holland and the US. Taking early
retirement he return to London in 1994. Michael enrolled on
a five day pottery course and never looked back. He has studied
with Dan Kelly & Jonathan Switzman in Citi Lit; Pamela
Leung & Kenny Menczer in Kingsway College and has attended
workshops with Phil Rogers, David Leach and Ken Matsuzaki.
He works full time as a potter first at Dartmouth Park Parkway
in Archway and since 2008 has had a studio in the Manor Farm
Site in Ruislip.
has an abiding interest in Oil Spot glazes which , on a visit
to Japan he first saw Oil Spot at a pottery in Toki. Michael
was taken with this astonishingly beautiful glaze which is
one of a array of iron based glazes which are highly prized
through the generosity of the Shigaraki potter Hozan Tani
was accepted as a member of his pottery. He was accepted to
study Oil Spot glazing in the Shigaraki Ceramic Research Institute,
with its director Dr Takai one of three Japanese leading experts
on the glaze. Michael has visited Japan on three more occasions
including one visit for an extended study period at the Institute.
(OILSPOT) MICHAEL POSNER
POTS BY MICHEAL POSNER HERE
BY ILKUN CHUN HERE