Movement is a key theme of Shumpei Yamaki's work, a theme he achieves by channeling his colorful background in street dance. Of Yamaki’s wheel-throwing techniques, he explains:

"I view clay on the pottery wheel as a sort of stage for myself as a dancer. When water flows on the surface of clay on a pottery wheel, my hands dance to rhythm and my mind stretches into meditation." 

This meditative state combines his emotional experiences with both clay and dance, resulting in pottery that's rich with fluidity and spirit.