About

I was born in Japan and migrated to Australia when I was 10 years old. After completing a Bachelors degree in jewellery making in Sydney, I moved back overseas and ran my studio in Tokyo, then Eindhoven in the Netherlands, and later in Berlin, the city in which I co-founded the concept store We Are All Made of Stuff as a platform to promote up and coming designers of jewellery and objects from around the globe. I moved back to Australia and in 2014 took up a position as Production Manager in the Metal Design Studio at JamFactory Craft & Design. I am currently undertaking a research Masters degree at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney.

My work uses critical design theories to comment on design systems and production. I am interested in the history of objects, both personal and cultural histories that are enriched when objects are designed and used, as well as the geological histories of materials that go back millions of years. My current study looks at the concept of place-base making and focusses on native materials in the Sydney bio-region as a way to foster greater sensory connection to the land. I like to work thematically, and my approach is tactile, intuitive and experimental.

 

Photo by Carine Thévenau

Photo by Carine Thévenau