Portrait of Kaori Kurihara

Kaori Kurihara, laureate of the Prix de la Jeune Création Métiers d'Art, is both ceramist and designer jewelry.

Copyright : Ad Luminem - Julien Cresp; Kaori Kurihara.

Of Japanese origin, Kaori Kurihara first studied drawing and fine arts at the Kohnan high school in Osaka, Japan. She then went on to explore ceramic techniques in Kyoto, before training in jewellery design in France. She defines herself as both a ceramist and a jewellery designer, intermingling techniques borrowed from both worlds within her art.

She associates the real and the imaginary and seeks inspiration from natural forms to create the fruits she would like to see truly exist.