Some of my jewellery is made with Mitsuro Hikime – a lost wax technique using Beeswax, I love the lines that the wax creates. The wax dictates its own movement so I simply follow it, its movement is so supple and graceful but has strength. My role is to breathe into this wax a new life. The wax can be so temperamental that whilst I am drawing it I sometimes forget to breathe, but the result of my breathlessness is unbeatable. The lines represent how I felt at that moment and that moment is unique and important. This organic approach makes me appreciate surprises.
I always try to draw attention to the space inside in my work. In Japan, we call it “Ma” where I focus on the emptiness. I love the way that an object creates shadows. If there are no shadows, maybe the object does not exist.
I usually do some calligraphy before I start each day. I love the lines that a brush stroke makes, some straight lines are so brave, and some curved lines are generous and considerate. These lines are all finding some space to live in harmony.