Maki Imoto was born in Hyogo, Japan.  She now lives and works in Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan.  She is one of the Japan's most interesting and up and coming ceramic / glass artists.  She is currently undertaking a commission for The Stratford Gallery to produce more glassware pieces as her very first exhibtion of work outside of Japan.

2005 Graduated from Kurashiki University of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Crafts, Glass Course

2007 Kurashiki University of Arts and Sciences Graduate School Master Course

2010 Kurashiki University of Arts and Sciences Graduate School Doctoral Program in Art Production

2011, Arts Doctorate awarded

2014-2019 Akita Public Art University Assistant

2019 Established a workshop in Konohana-ku, Osaka