My name is Maki Okamoto.
Born 1983, in Hyogo, Japan.
Live and work in Stockholm since 2008.
A former member of LOD metallformgivning from 2013 to 2022.
Maki Okamoto spends her days at her new studio Smedjan Blackeberg together with Agnes Larsson who founded the studio together in May 2022.
She create her own jewellery she design and handcraft, also custom made wedding bands. She loves meeting with people and sharing the joy of creation with them.
At her studio she is offering silversmithing courses for both adult and kids together with Agnes. She enjoy sharing her creative skills by holding courses for people who have never touched silversmithing tools.
Before she started her own studio in Blackeberg, she has been a member of LOD, the gallery/shop and workshop of six metal artists in Stockholm at Kungsholmen. She has been part of LOD since 2013 and enjoyed exploring the field of contemporary jewellery and applied art with her talented co-workers and wonderful customers.
She is a founder of art/design unit Makiami. Collaboration with a graphic designer Ami Izaki makes modern well composed collection of jewellery and interior objects.
She works in various materials, mainly metal – copper, silver and brass being her favourites – and puts effort into using the materials and shapes with poetic messages. Wanting to make objects that communicate with the audience, she does not only transform daily objects, giving them a new function, but she also challenges the conventional use of jewellery and objects.