about

 
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Born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan, I explore my experiences as a maker to create one-of-a-kind wearable objects. I received MFA from State University of New York in New Paltz in 1999.  My work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US, Asia and Europe. Most recently, Schmuck 2017 in Munich, Germany, also solo exhibition at Jewelers' Werk in Washington DC, USA. Publications include: New Earrings & New Rings: 500 + Designs From Around the World, American Craft, Metalsmith, Lark Books Jewelry series, The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewelers and among many others. 

I'm a studio artist and educator. My recent employment was New York University as an adjunct professor in Craft Media/Metalsmithing. Other teaching includes guest lecturer/workshop instructor at many schools worldwide (US, Europe, Chile, Argentina, Hong Kong, Thai, Armenia, Japan). My unique interdisciplinary workshop offers both technical and conceptual approaches in the field of art, design and contemporary jewelry to engage individual voice and also the meaning of handmade. Please feel free to contact for art work or any teaching inquiry.

Currently living and maintaining a studio in Tokyo, Japan.

 

photo by Rob Howard