Yuka creates mixed media jewellery in a colourful contemporary style. Each piece is unique and intricately hand crafted to achieve a wearable, comfortable and stylish piece of art.


Born and raised in Japan, Yuka has lived in France and now resides in Derbyshire's High Peak. Multi-cultural experiences and encounters are reflected in her work as are her surroundings.


Her inspiration cones from the intricate details of natural forms collected at weekend walks, and patterns of interest found in the course of daily life. She captures visual images as well as emotional responses to translate into her works. Yuka's new range of work uses aluminium with sublimated designs inspired by memories from every year of her life. The marks and patterns from her story developed in an aluminium range have been added to the original mixed media wool jewellery.

Past Shows & Media

Handmade For Christmas at Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

25 October 2019 – Sunday 29 December 2019


Staffordshire Contemporary

at Foxlowe Art Centre, Leek

30 November -1 December 2019


Stanton in Peak Open Garden

22-23 June 2019 at Stanton in Peak

Leek School of Art exhibition

19-21 June 2019 at Leek School of Art

Derbyshire Open Arts 2019

25-28 May 2019 at Chapel Scout Hut

Contemporary Artist and Designers Fair

1st-2nd December 2018

at Foxlowe Arts Centre. Market Place 

Handmade Hayfield

24th-25th November 2018

at Royal Hotel Hayfield

Art& York

26th-28th October 2018

York Racecourse Knavesmire Stand, North Yorkshire


Melbourne Festival

15-16th September 2018

Derbyshire Open Arts

26th-28th May 2018

at/with Pam Smart Studio


"Glad Var" Exhibition

at Arteria

11TH JANUARY TO 12th MAY 2018


Contemporary Textiles Fair, Teddington March 2018


Art& York 27-29 October 2017

BCTF Harrogate April 2017


Banks Mill Open Studio and Artisan Fair  18-20 November 2016


Chatsworth Art Out Loud 23-25 September 2016Wirksworth Festival Art Trail September 2016


Exhibition "Seeing Colour"2nd July - 24th September 2016


Great Art Dome Show, July 2016


The Art Market in Holmfirth, June 2016


Derbyshire Open Arts, The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale May 2016


Contemporary Textiles Fair, Teddington March 1016


2016 Jan 17-19 TOPDRAWER



2015 Nov 29 The Art Market in Holmfirth


2015 Nov 14- Jan 9 "Objects of Desire" Exhibition at Chapel Gallery in Ormskirk


Selected for Cambrian Mountain Challenge 2015

http://challenge.cambrianmountainswool.org/My jewellery will be showcased with other selected artists' works at:21st – 31st May: Hay Festival18th - 25th September London Welsh Centre, Gray’s Inn Road, London26th – 27th September Llandovery Sheep Festival30th Oct – 1st Nov Made by Hand Wales


2015 Oct Tatton Park show as Peak District Artisans        


2015 July Buxton Dome show as Peak District Artisans


2015 June The Art Market in Holmfirth


2015 Mar Joined Peak District Artisans


2015 January Winter Open Exhibition as HPA at Pavillion Gardens in Buxton


2014 December Listed online as Selected Maker on craft & design.



2014 November Exhibition in Bixton "Christmas is for Sharing"


2014 October selected in Makers Gallery/Textiles & Leather in Crafts & Design magazine.


2014 October Works accepted for Macclesfield Open Arts Exhibition


2014 October selected in Makers Gallery/Textiles & Leather in Crafts & Design magazine.


2014 September Selected for UK Handmade online Jewellery Showcase 2014


2014 July Buxton Fringe Exhibition "Sea  Fevers"


2014 May Derbyshire Open Arts

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