Tomoko Abe graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art and obtained BA in painting with First Class Honour, during which she also spent half a year at Escuela de Bellas Artes in Salamanca, Spain, on the ERASMUS scholarship. She has shown her works in many exhibitions both domestically and internationally and has received various awards, including First Class Honour Prize for distinguished work and Helen A. Rose Request at Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh, UK). Her works have been featured in the media, including 500 Raku, New York Times and Ceramics Art and Perception. Her work ranges from painting, ceramics and sculpture, but recently most of her work has centered around ceramic installations.  Tomoko draws on inspirations from evolving and decaying elements of nature and their spiritual imprints.