i first began learning silver smithing techniques about 14 years ago in high school. i later worked at a jewelry supply store in my hometown back in 2013 where I continued learning and eventually began teaching classes. since then i’ve studied at the new approach school for jewelers and earned a bench jeweler’s certificate. i’ve also completed an apprenticeship with ormachea jewelry, a fine jewelry artisan in ventura, california. i’ve recently been inspired to teach and have taught a series of workshops in southern california and hawaii.
YOKU means bath in japanese. i named my line yoku to honor my japanese heritage and to harness the feeling of a sacred bath in each adornment… purity, relaxation, surrender, vulnerability, and peace.