Kumiko Nakajima grew up in Japan and graduated with a Bachelor in Art Planning from Osaka University of Arts, Japan. After completing her studies in 2003, she moved to Fukui to learn glass blowing techniques at Ezra Glass Studio. Kumiko visited JamFactory in Adelaide, Australia on a working holiday in 2005 and was inspired by the glass scene she found here. She returned in 2007 to undertake a two year associateship in the Glass studio at JamFactory. Since completing her training, Kumiko has set up her own studio where she continues to explore the purity of glass as a medium.