Born 1981 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Graduated in 2011 from Edinburgh College of Art, UK.
Mariko Sumioka's sculptural jewellery is inspired by natural textures and colours, the forms, and the principle of Zen, which can be found in traditional Japanese architecture. She creates the fascinating pieces with combination of bamboo, enamel, kimono silk and precious metals. Collaging is an essential part of her creation. By adding elements onto others, Mariko freely develops her ideas and assemble them into wearable piece of jewellery.