Saori was born in Japan and began her artistic career
at a young age when she discovered a love for the piano and for classical music.
The delicate flow of classical pieces became a lasting influence, and can be
seen in the subtle curves and shapes of many of her pieces. As she got older, Saori began to develop an interest in
American culture. She attended Miyazaki University in Miyazaki, Japan, majoring
in American studies. While at the university, she spent a year studying in the
United States at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. After
returning to Japan for a few years, she came back to America to marry her
long-time boyfriend in Seattle.
It was here that Saori rediscovered her artistic
talents. After an unsuccessful search one Christmas for a gift for a good friend, she decided that she would
make her own. The small silver and garnet necklace drew such praise, both from
her friend and from her friend's friends, that Saori kept making them. Soon she
began selling them, first to friends and then to local stores. She studied with well-known local
artist and metalsmith Lynne Hull, learning
traditional metalsmithing and jewelry-making techniques and developing her own
unique styles. She has never looked back.
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