Born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan, I explore my experiences and imaginations as a maker. I received MFA in Metal Arts 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. 

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 contact directory for any teaching inquiry.

Currently living and maintaining a studio in Tokyo, Japan.


photo by Rob Howard