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About Me

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.  

 

Skills

Floral design

Sewing 

Languages

Japanese​

English

Work​
Experience​
Tomoko Ceramics

2016 - present

 

Owner.

 

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.

-1998 

My style 
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.