Designers Yukiko Kakimoto
Kakimoto's artistic approach is intuitively and combines different disciplines that she has been practicing indiscriminately from an early age. Yukiko decisively shifted focus on combining wearable art with beautiful Japanese unique culture and she dedicated to contemporary art jewelry. Using #potter's clay, #glaze, #Urushi (Japanese lacquer), #Sumi (Japanese black ink), pure gold powder, sterling silver, and many other natural materials, Yukiko creates art that is wearable in small palm-size.
Born in Kyoto, Japan. After graduating from Kyoto Bunkyo College, Yukiko studied Japanese traditional Ikebana at Kadō Iemoto Ikenobo and flower design at Mami Flower Design School and earned a diploma. In 1994, Yukiko started bridal flower planning and production, flower designs and aromatherapy instructing, collective exhibiting (Japan / Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo etc.) and seminars (Japan / Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, China / Shanghai etc.). Since 1999 for about eight years, Yukiko has been directing an art gallery, supporting both domestic and international artists. In 2015, illness in her family forced her to leave all work, but her creative activity never stopped, working again in daily life. So, like the dots connect and make a line, guided by something, the jewelry works were born. Yukiko's past knowledge and experience not only with flowers but with other various materials, were integrated and made one form.
Recently exhibiting design jewellery in Europe at Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair Amsterdam, Gioielli in Fermento Award in 2021 in Italy, Collectiva Meeting ‘19 in Porto Portugal and 2018 Art Festival in Kyoto.
For Fuorisalone 2021 the designer takes part in "Jewelry_at_home" at Archivio Negroni Milano.