Rieko Fujimoto

Rieko Fujimoto is a metal worker who has a quaint studio in Neyagawa, Osaka. She makes a variety of objects, but mainly specialises in the making of cutlery and cooking accessories out of aluminium and brass.

Rieko graduated from the Osaka University of Arts in 2002 where she studied a metal craft course, she then was employed in cookware shops. After working in manufacturing she decided to leave for a simpler life, studying with Shigeru Terachi who's also a metal craftsman. She's now been working for four years independently and makes each piece with simple handicraft tools, such as a hammer, where she pounds the form into a specific shape.

  • Rieko Fujimoto shapes metal at her workshop in Neyagawa, Osaka.
  • Uses either aluminium alloy or brass.
  • Aluminium cutlery is light weight and eases the burden on hands.