Nobuko has been strongly inspired by geometric and natural forms. Her approach is truly “wabi-sabi”. She explores a combination of geometry and nature to create something unique from these apparent opposites. This playful concept is united with her tenacity to craft one of a kind pieces, as well as producing small batches for retail. Nobuko favours the use of gemstones combined with gold and silver. Wax casting and wax carving, together with highly skilled traditional fabrication methods.
“I believe each piece of jewellery ought to be unique, like every individual, and this is how I like the jewellery to make people feel. I think there are always reasons to wear jewellery and all reasons will be different. We all have our own story.”
From her workshop in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, Nobuko works to commission, supplies UK galleries and exhibits at selected exhibitions and selling fairs throughout the year. Her workshop is open to visit by appointment.