Eriko Kobayashi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She fell in love with the color and texture of glass in 2014. Her new fascination led her to complete certification studies at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in 2016. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

     Glass evokes her urge to create, and her vision with 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, Eriko makes pieces that deepen thought and that give off positive, energetic vibes.