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©Maki Okamoto
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Maki Okamoto

Maki Okamoto Metalworker
Contact
Swedish, English, Japanese
Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11:00 - 18:00, Saturday 11:00 - 15:00
Phone:
+46 (0)765809727
©Maki Okamoto

Daily meaning

  • • Maki is inspired by Swedish expression
  • • She tells stories through her contemporary jewellery
  • • She makes objects to last a lifetime

Maki Okamoto spends her days at Lod, the gallery and workshop of seven metal designers. Born in Japan, she has lived and worked in Stockholm since 2008, exploring the field of contemporary jewellery. She has been part of Lod since 2013 and enjoys the setting, the connections, inspiration and customers. Her work can be divided into public commissions, objects to exhibit and jewellery, custom made. She works in various materials, mainly metal – copper, silver and brass being her favourites – and puts effort into using the materials and shapes in new ways. 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.

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Works

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Photo: ©Maki Okamoto
Bee's Wax Ring

The rings were made in bee's wax by the customers, then cast in 18k gold and finished by Maki. Their personal design combined with the fingerprints of each partner bring poesy to the precious, lifelong object.

Maki Okamoto Metalworker
Photo: ©Maki Okamoto
In Balance Collection earrings

This collection was inspired by the idea of balance. Do the parts have to be the same size and weight to be in balance? Maki played with aesthetically well balanced combinations of stones and pearls to answer her question.

Length 2 cm

Maki Okamoto Metalworker
Photo: ©Maki Okamoto
Fog

This mirror does not reflect your physical appearance. Instead there are patterns of repeated lines created by Maki's hand. The patterns can be seen in infinitely different ways. The mirror is part of a group of work for a public art project, installed at Huddinge Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden.

Diameter 80 cm

Maki Okamoto Metalworker
Photo: ©Maki Okamoto
The Cup

The cup was handcrafted in brass. It has an archetypical shape and is used by people on a daily basis more often than other objects such as cutlery. But a cup is not only a receptacle for liquids; it is also a witness of our conversations, an archive of our experiences.

Diameter 8 cm

Maki Okamoto Metalworker
Photo: ©Maki Okamoto
Reflection

Simple repeated lines and patterns on the surface of the stone. Maki's eyes were caught by the monotone rhythm, and she allowed herself to reflect her feelings upon them. When the mirror doesn’t reflect your appearance, what do you see then?

Height 9 cm

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