Tell us more about how you got interested in pottery.
I had an existential crisis three years ago where I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life, and that’s basically how I ended up trying out pottery. Now I have a small studio at my own home, and I conduct workshops on an ad-hoc basis.
How would you describe your fashion sense?
I’m quite fond of old or vintage items. The top I’m currently wearing was actually thrifted! I like owning items that have a sense of history, or can tell a story.
If you could design a type of fabric to encapsulate yourself, what would it be?
I lean towards irregular patterns. I like waves and dots, so that’ll be part of the overall design, but they won’t be arranged in an organised manner.
What’s a colour that best describes your personality?
Red. It’s loud and bold—I don’t come across as that to most people at first glance, but red is close to what my personality really is.
You visit Tokyo frequently—recommend us one of your go-to areas.
I’m half-Japanese, so I do end up going back to Japan quite often. There used to be a lot of thrift shops around Shimokitazawa so it’s a fun place to explore—they’re still around, but they’re a lot pricier these days, which is a shame.