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photo courtesy of Hideaki MiyamuraHideaki Miyamura, potter, Rindge

Hideaki Miyamura, a potter from Rindge, specializes in high fire porcelein clay and uses rare Yohen Tenmoku glazes. After seeing examples of Tenmoku glazes (developed during China’s Sung Dynasty), he was inspired to become a potter. Yohen means “stars glistening in a night sky.” Tenmoku signifies a certain shape of ceremonial tea bowl.

Tenmoku glazed vesselDuring a five-year apprenticeship in Japan, he developed more than 10,000 test pieces. Ask him about his new iridescent glaze on a black background. Hideaki has been a juried potter in the League of New Hampshire Craftsman since 1995. His work has been collected by the Auckland Institute & Museum, New Zealand; Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; and the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA. The State Arts Council Fellowship will help him explore the full potential of his maturing work.

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Last updated: January 4, 2005

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