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 from a friend who was a teacher at Palo Alto Art Center, CA, in 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 work for organizing pottery education opportunities between the United States and Japan.
I'm also the owner of Tomobi Floral Art, 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. Designing and organizing events, weddings, corporate events, and parties for the customers.
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.