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 (now University of New South Wales, Art & Design) , 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 up and coming designers of jewellery and objects from around the globe.
In 2014, I moved to Adelaide to take up a position as Production Manager in Metal Design Studio, at JamFactory Craft & Design.
My work falls somewhere between jewellery design and conceptual art and sculpture. I am interested in the history of objects, both personal history that is enriched when objects are consumed and used, as well as the past history of material going back millions of years. I am also interested in transformative repair and re-use of objects. I like to work thematically, and my approach is very tactile, intuitive and experimental.
I currently live and work from my studio in Sydney. I also teach part-time at UNSW Art & Design.