Miya Ando is of a Japanese and Russian heritage, and is a decendant of Bizen sword-maker, Ando Yoshiro Masakatsu. She was raised among sword-smiths turned Buddhist priests in Okayama, Japan. Of which you can see, inspires her creativity today… She is a metal worker that creates pieces, that upon viewing make you contemplate the simplicity in life.
Now based in Brooklyn, New York, we recently visited Miya in her studio. Here are some of the images i captured of her and her work.