Nobuko has been strongly inspired by geometric and natural forms. 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. Her very wearable pieces all have a 3D aspect which gives dimension and depth to her jewellery. This gives each piece a spatial relationship to the wearer, no matter how big or small.
“I always wanted to work with precious metals, so working with what I sought out for my career is a joy and I welcome the challenge. 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. Working with this material is my story and my customers relate to that."
Nobuko meets with her commissioning customers and can be found in exhibitions across the country. Her pieces are on sale in a selection of galleries, and when she’s not out seeing customers or in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, she is hand making and finishing every piece from her workshop in the West Midlands.
Bespork Commission By NOBUKO
If you would like Nobuko to design a unique creation for yourself or as a gift, then please contact her by email or making a call to request a consultation. Not only can she design bespoke pieces from scratch, Nobuko can also remodel revive sentimental jewellery into one of her contemporary creations.
© Nobuko Okumura 2017