Yuri Takemura was aspired to be an oil painter in high school but felt restricted by the canvas. During a ceramics competition in Tajimi, she experienced the artistic freedom she desired. The ability to manipulate a three-dimensional surface while painting designs made the process complete. She believes her work is that of a song. The organic forms and undulations on her vessels are like her melody flowing outward visually. The colors, the soft slipped glaze texture, and glossy metallic sections work together in harmony.