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1 .What’s your story? Where are you from?

Hello, I am Kaori Machida. I was born in Japan’s local city. But now I live here in Tokyo where excited place.I was interested in baking for my mother in my childhood days. She loves baking, I tried baking donuts, breads, hot cakes etc with her. They were very warm memories. At the same time, I really love colorful cute things, movies, designs. Things like warmth, happy, excited are mixed to become my art.

こんにちは、町田香里です。 地方で生まれたのですが、今はとっても活気のある東京で暮らしています。小さい時から母が作るスイーツに心惹かれていました。彼女はドーナツやパン、ホットケーキを作ることが好きで私も一緒に作っていました。同時にカラフルでかわいいものや映画、デザインなどが大好きで、その頃の温かい気持ちと大好きなものがミックスされて私のアートが作り出されていると思っています。


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I like simple, colorful, exquisite lines and shapes.


3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I always use sugar, butter, eggs. Cookies and cakes are the way to express my art. But sometimes I use non-edible materials like clay, paint etc for an exhibition and photo shooting work.


4.What is your artistic process like?

I’m always thinking about design for sweets. Magazines, internet, go for a walk in Tokyo gives me so much inspired. Adobe Illustrator is always useful to design the shape of cookies. I like graphic-like design and it’s better to design on computer. Of course I do handwriting when giving ideas, but since it looks like handmade too much, I do not use handwritten design.

いつもスイーツのデザインについて考えています。 雑誌、インターネット、東京の街を歩くことからインスピレーションを得ています。

5.Who and/or what inspires your work?

Girls culture, colorful images from great artist like Yayoi Kusama, Mika Ninagawa, and various favorite instagrammer gives me so much inspirations.

I always keep my eyes open wider to fashion, movies, music, art and various fashionable event than baking industry.


6.What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

It makes connecting to others who I really like. Gives me an identity, energy, fun and challenge.



7.Where did you study?

I studied at L’ecole Vantan (pastry school) for 1 year. After that, I worked at the pastry shop. When I thought that I wanted sweet art, I felt that the design skills were insufficient. I thought that it was necessary to practice graphic design skills digitally, so I learned graphics and web design at the design school.


8.Where do you see yourself in five years?

I’d like to do something fun work. Combine sweets and digital together.


9.What about in ten?

Hope to meet many interesting people.


10.What do you hope to achieve with your art?

Make people feel happy. Hope to inspire many people.



11.Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

Of course cookies, cakes, also sushi!


12.Favourite book?

Autobiography of artist, photo books, cook books, picture books.


13.Favourite genre of music?

All kinds of music. Especially rock, pop, Electronica.


14.What are your hobbies?

Go out with my family, friends. Eat delicious dish. Watch beautiful sky.


15.If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

Traveler, witer, Oceanographers.