Mana cast a silver ring while at art school. She loved it so much that she decided to study jewellery at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo. Mana has been making jewellery for around 15 years. She works predominantly with silver, gold and pearls, and employs traditional techniques to create expertly crafted pieces that recall organic forms.
Rather than attempt to copy or replicate nature, Mana’s contemporary jewellery pieces are meditations on elements found in the natural world. She focuses not on nature at large but on the small pieces that drop to the ground; those with transient, fragile qualities such as snowflakes, blossoms and seedpods. By taking a minimalist approach to her design, Mana intends for the wearer and viewer to have space in which to form their own interpretation of her work.