Eriko Kobayashi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She fell in love with the color and texture of glass in 2014. This fascination led her to complete certification studies at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in 2016. Currently, she is pursued a Master in Fine Art in glass in 2022 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. She moved to Seattle in 2022.
Glass evokes her urge to create, and the material introduces playfulness to the technically demanding skill of working with glass. Her artistic adventure has developed into a rebellion against the status quo. Always seeking new stimulation, Kobayashi makes pieces that deepen thought and create a positive, energetic, playful experience.