Makiko-Nakamura Beckmann is a Hamburg, Germany based Ceramic artist born and raised in Osaka, Japan.

Makiko developed her fundamental ceramic making skills at the Kyoto City University of Arts, finishing with an MA in Ceramics.

To broaden her artistic perspective, Makiko moved to London and graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Soon Makiko became an established artist based in Clerkenwell, London, exhibiting at Galleries and Museums throughout Europe and Asia.

Additionally Makiko also does projects for distinguished brands and companies, such as Alexander McQueen, Qierida.inc and others.

Each collection theme is accompanied by a new approach underlying her passion to seek the possibility within the material itself and ceramic art.

Her unique career and creative talent was recognized, and Makiko was greeted as a visiting tutor at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2013 and 2014.

In 2015 Makiko opened her new studio in Hamburg, Germany, working on her latest collection.