Kaori Sakuda was born and brought up in Toyama, the centre of modern glass making in Japan. After graduating from the Faculty of Art and Design at Toyama University, she studied glass making at the Toyama Glass Institute.
She then joined the Toyama Glass Studio where she works on her own pieces. Sakuda uses the pâte de verre technique, which is a difficult form of kiln casting. Crushed glass is mixed with binding material, pressed into a clay mould, and fired.
Sakuda’s unique and humorous glass pieces are very popular among young people in the Japan. Her work has been displayed at many events and group exhibitions in Japan.