Miwa Ceramics comes from her name, Miwako, which means beautiful and peaceful, and that is what she wants her pottery to be- giving a sense of beauty and peace every time people look at and hold them.
As far as she can remember, Miwako has always loved to create. To her, there is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling than using her hands and mind to make something, whether it was drawing, sewing, baking, playing the piano, or arranging flowers. She began working in pottery in 2017 and was totally enchanted by its magic - the basic elements of earth, water, and fire come together to express artistic authenticity and feeling into limitless shapes, forms, and colors.
Taking inspiration from her heritage, Miwako likes to express Japanese art philosophy and appreciation of nature in her ceramics - grace of simplicity is presented in subtle and understated shapes and forms, beauty of imperfection is shown in asymmetry and randomness in her designs, tranquility is expressed in the peaceful and nostalgic ways she uses nature’s motif and hues, and power of absence is demonstrated by purposeful spaces to create balance.
Miwako finds pure joy of creation and her genuine self through clay and hopes to share her love of pottery making with others. She has participated in shows in Green Bay, Wisconsin, had her work exhibited at The Neville Public Museum, and also sells her pieces on Etsy.
In Miwa Ceramics pottery, Miwako pursues simple understated beauty, appreciation of nature, and joy of the moment, a Japanese traditional art concept she is inspired and influenced by. Organic elements are one of the main motifs of her pottery, and she likes to put them as they are seen in nature since their beautiful randomness always thrills her. She also pays attention for designs to be functional and pleasing so that people enjoy using, looking at, and feeling them every day.