born in Tokyo and raised in Yokohama, Japan. She received her Bachelor of Arts
degree in Art History and her Master of Design degree in Industrial Design and
worked as an industrial designer in Japan. Throughout her career as a designer,
she met the world of clay and started with handbuilding pottery at pottery
studio in Tokyo. In 2005, she moved to Austin, TX. After relocating to
California in 2006, she started to learn wheel throwing. She now lives in
Orange county where she works in her studio.