Akiko Kurihara

Japan, 1975

Akiko Kurihara’s work is typified by quiet wit and fine craftsmanship, each piece tells a story with a language that is spare and eloquent. Born in Sapporo, Japan, Akiko trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, and went on to teach at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry in Tokyo. She now lives in Milan.

 

“Casual discoveries in daily life, and small findings in physical phenomena which we unconsciously use. I create jewelry pieces out of such discoveries using humor and wit in minimalistic ways. I like to challenge myself to expand the possibilities of the jewelry, even if they are small objects.
And I expect that humor and wit in my work would connect me to the person wearing my piece, as well as to people seeing the piece.”
AK



1g, 2017, 18k gold

More work by Akiko Kurihara

Earrings wearing earrings by Akiko Kurihara Earrings wearing earrings , ongoing edition, oxidised silver, 18k gold ,
Bomb earrings by Akiko Kurihara Bomb earrings , ongoing edition, 18k gold, electro-colour plated silver ,
Beer pendant by Akiko Kurihara Beer pendant , ongoing edition, 18k gold, silver, glass ,
Beer pendant  by Akiko Kurihara Beer pendant , ongoing edition, 18k gold, silver, glass ,
Alchemist stick pendant by Akiko Kurihara Alchemist stick pendant , edition 4/10, electo-colour plated silver, oxidised silver chain, 18k gold chain ,
A teaspoon of coral pendant by Akiko Kurihara A teaspoon of coral pendant , edition 1/10, silver, coral, silk thread ,
A teaspoon of coral pendant by Akiko Kurihara A teaspoon of coral pendant , edition 1/10, silver, coral, silk thread ,
A pearl in a tube by Akiko Kurihara A pearl in a tube , ongoing edition, 18k gold, freshwater pearl, glass ,
A pearl in a tube by Akiko Kurihara A pearl in a tube , ongoing edition, 18k gold, Akoya pearl ,
1g silver by Akiko Kurihara 1g silver , ongoing edition, oxidised silver ,
1g gold by Akiko Kurihara 1g gold , ongoing edition, 18k gold ,
Long arm, long leg earrings by Akiko Kurihara Long arm, long leg earrings , ongoing edition, 18k gold ,
Gold confetti pins by Akiko Kurihara Gold confetti pins , ongoing edition, 18k gold ,
Floating gem pin by Akiko Kurihara Floating gem pin , ongoing edition, synthetic ruby, 18k gold ,
Faces necklace by Akiko Kurihara Faces necklace , ongoing edition, engraved freshwater pearls, paint, silk thread ,
Ear stud-ear stud by Akiko Kurihara Ear stud-ear stud , ongoing edition, Akoya pearls, 18k gold ,
Self righting earrings by Akiko Kurihara Self righting earrings , ongoing edition, silver, tungsten, titanium ,
Self righting ring 01 by Akiko Kurihara Self righting ring 01 , ongoing edition, silver ,
Self righting ring 02 by Akiko Kurihara Self righting ring 02 , ongoing edition, silver, tungsten ,
Soft tubing rings by Akiko Kurihara Soft tubing rings , ongoing edition, silver ,
Look after yourself pins by Akiko Kurihara Look after yourself pins , ongoing edition, 18k gold, electo-colour plated ,
Upside down pendant by Akiko Kurihara Upside down pendant , edition 2/10, silver, 18k gold, tungsten ,