Momoko Hatano

Handmade jewellery

Momoko Hatano is a Japanese-Australian jewellery designer and artist. Drawing inspiration from all facets of her life, including her travels, nature, contemporary art and everyday objects, she designs and handcrafts each piece in her Sydney studio.

Momoko Hatano
“Delicate and refined, Momoko’s jewellery also has a sculptural, valiant quality inspired by nature and her travels.” Nadine Bush Creative director

How did you get started?

I majored in painting and drawing at COFA inSydney, and although the media are different, my fine arts background still informs the way I approach my design concepts. After I completed my degree I was hired as a silversmith at Dinosaur Designs based on my drawing skills. The technical skills involved in drawing are similar to those of jewellery making – you need to be precise and patient. From then on I learned the various facets of jewellery design and manufacturing on the job.

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