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MAC – Multnomah Arts Center Instructors

Momoko Okada

Metals Instructor

Momoko Okada was born and raised on a dairy farm in Hokkaido, Japan. Her life on the farm with animals and surrounded by the untouched nature is all philosophically essential to her own art and ambition.

Momoko began studying metalsmithing and mixed media art in the US and the UK. Then she started to realize the importance of her Japanese heritage and began studying traditional Japanese metals techniques at Kanazawa College of Art, Ishikawa, Japan. She also studied under Kazuo Kashima, fifth generation of Kashima-style Nunome inlay masters.

She has been showing her work around the world and won various awards. Her work can be seen on ā€œ500 Metal Vessels.ā€ Currently, Momoko teaches various traditional Japanese metals techniques in Pacific Northwest area.

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