Hideaki Miyamura left Japan and came to the United States in 1989 after a six-year apprenticeship with master potter Shurei Miura. Miyamura adapts forms from traditional Chinese ceramics, and is especially interested in the iridescent glazes of the Song dynasty (960–1279 AD). Miyamura has both a scientist's and mystic's approach to his work. Hoping to understand traditional glaze techniques or create one of his own, he systematically tests thousands of glaze recipes, adjusting the ingredients and temperature as needed, yet believes that success is only possible through an unforeseen "feeling of inner peace and tranquility," rather than through trial and error.
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