I was born in Japan and migrated to Australia when I was 10 years old. After studying jewellery at College of Fine Arts in Sydney, I moved to Tokyo where I began creating jewellery from my home studio. I subsequently moved to the Netherlands and then to Berlin, where I co-founded the concept store, We Are All Made of Stuff as a platform to promote young designers of jewellery and objects from around the globe.
My work falls somewhere between jewellery design and conceptual art and sculpture. I am concerned with making objects that can evoke a sense of emotion through the use of light, colour, translucency and refraction. I am interested in personal history of objects, as well as material origins of processed and raw materials. I like to work with concepts when designing, and my approach is tactile, intuitive and experimental.
I currently live and work from my studio in Sydney. When I’m not making in my studio, I am usually cooking, drinking coffee, or walking around Centennial Park with my kids.