Apprenticing in Mashiko, Japan

Since July of 2016, I have been studying under master potter Ken Matsuzaki. I wanted to go deeper into the craft, and was fortunate enough to find an incredible teacher that would take me on as a student. My journey is coming to a close next month. Before leaving for Japan and during my second month in Mashiko, director Brett Wagner filmed my experience for Hawaiian Airlines, and this 11 minute documentary aired on their in-flight programming. They like to feature stories about lifestyle, culture or art that connects Hawai‘i to other countries. I am deeply grateful for the experience given to me, and will carry a bit of Japan in my heart when I return home.

Click on the video below to watch!