I was born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and came to the United States in 1998. I live in Oakland, California, with my husband and two cats. I studied ceramic art privately with a friend who was a teacher at Palo Alto Art Center, CA, from 2000 - 2008. Since then, I've continued to refine my skills and craft. I've been a member of The Potters' Studio in Berkeley, CA, since 2014 and also worked as a board member from 2016-2021. In addition, I work organizing pottery education opportunities between the United States and Japan.
I've also been the Tomobi Floral Art owner since 2002, an event floral business.
2016 - present
Tomobi Floral Art
2002 - present
Owner. Floral Design for Weddings, Special Events, and Parties.
Ambiance Floral Studio
1998 - 2002
I worked as a floral design manager. I designed and organized weddings, corporate events, and private parties.
Worked at a corporation company in Japan.
I love handmade things because they feel special and warm. Creating a unique object is precious to me, and I want to share that feeling with people.
My ceramic art concept is simple, delicate, unique, and modern ( influenced Japanese culture) functional designs that bring fun for people to use.
My artwork is 100% handmade, mostly using the throwing wheel and slab that does not have industrial or machine-made perfection. Small imperfections are the quality of my handmade pieces and shape their beauty.