Moriyasu Kimura, who will turn 80 this year, epitomizes this refinement and artistry. Kimura's work is some of the most sought after in the world; displayed in museums from New York to Tokyo. The ceramic-making process, from start to finish, is long and laborious, and one that Kimura has dedicated his life to refining. Each step, from wedging and centering the clay, to shaping, trimming, and glazing, is a learned craft in-and-of itself. There is little, if any, room for error. In Kimura's case, because of the tenmoku glaze he uses, his work is defined by an element of surprise.