Yoko Shimizu, originally from Tokyo Japan where she graduated from Keio University, studied jewellery at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence. She has her workshop in Florence where she continues to live and work. Epoxy resin is one of the main materials with which she works and has developed her original techniques over the years. She shows her work in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in Europe and USA. She worked as an instructor of the Intensive Course at Alchimia from 2006 to 2010.