Makiko creates jewellery inspired by plant life, trees and flowers. Her elegant sculptural jewellery is formed from reclaimed slices of wood and layered with lustrous gold and silver leaf.

She aspires to create jewellery that “awakens feelings about nature’s natural forms and surrounding landscapes.”

‘I am aiming to create the jewellery, with which you would feel being in conversations with trees and flowers.”

She has been recognised with the Excellent Use of Materials Award at the International Craft Exhibition, Itami, Japan and the Excellent Prize award at the Japan Jewellery Art Competition..