His beginnings a metal-carving designer add a unique sensibility to his techniques. His works harmoniously balance the warmth of traditional ceramics and the cool, novel textures of metal. In his pieces, you'll find bold colorings of silver, red, and gray along with exquisitely controlled glazing.
Yuri Sato was born and raised in the prefecture of Kanagawa, Japan. After graduating from college in Shanghai, China, she returned to Japan to work in jewelry design.
In 2015, she traveled to New York, where she met Manhattan-based jewelry designer Noriaki Niikura. Captivated by Niikura’s creative philosophy, Yuri applied a similar approach to her own techniques. Thus began the art of her signature tableware that's been crafted, in part, from antique cutlery. Her pieces are truly one-of-a-kind, each carefully constructed with unique, delicate ornamentation.