Alice Sushi Art combines things that Alice loves and allows her to be creative in sharing these with you!
It began in 2011 after graduating from UCL when she went to live and work in Japan, teaching English to adults and children as young as 2 years old! Two years later she returned to the UK with a new concept in mind based around her experience in Japanese sushi, arts and design.
Alice is a very creative person and focuses on experimentation and having fun in every event or session offered, whether group, private or corporate. She has 6 years’ experience working with children of all ages. Originally Alice Sushi Art meant ‘Sushi Art’ in the context of food only. This quickly took a new meaning with the introduction of origami events and an origami shop. Alice’s e-shop offers pieces inspired by the seasons, creating subtle fusions in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, combined with modern design. All of the products are handmade in the UK and ship all over the world. Browse the store to find a unique gift.
A contemporary twist on traditional Japanese culture, Alice aims to demystify sushi making and Japanese cookery using highly accessible and local ingredients. Origami and sushi making parties and events can be based on a specific or favourite theme. In character bento making only natural ingredients are used as colour. So far this has been such an enjoyable and organic journey based on customer requests and Alice’s own ideas for the future. There's a lot more in store including new one-to-one sushi making, bento classes, origami workshops, monthly specials, and seasonal events! Check out the classes page for more information.
Mari has loved crafting and drawing since a very young age, and has been doing origami since 10 years old from her Japanese mother's influence.
She has grown up in a Japanese-English culture as half-Japanese, so she has great love and respect for the Japanese culture and art such as Origami and Sumi-e. Originally starting in a scientific career, she felt the need to be able to create and express herself more, causing her to look into more artistic work. This eventually lead her to meeting Alice and working for Alice Sushi Art!
She's always loved teaching and getting to know people from various ages; recently she even taught a 2 year old and her father at Hyper Japan! Although newer to the team, she is always positive and cheerful, and loves getting stuck in (sometimes literally) with her work.
She's currently interested in Origami and crafts, and how it influences the mind, as she herself has found peace with herself through Origami. In the future she hopes to fuse her scientific background with her new knowledge in art to be able to learn how education and art can work hand-in-hand.
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