Drawing an inspiration from a new kind of rock called 'Plastiglomerate' which contains plastic fragments, this project questions 'where does the border lies between natural objects and artifacts?'. And it aims to raise awareness of hidden value in the problematized matter. Sae Honda collects plastic waste together with natural materials surrounding it, in her biotope. The collected materials are melted together into a unique, local artificial stone, and the results are refined by cutting and polishing. She simultaneously plays three types of roles: a force of nature that petrify and create rocks, a miner and a stone cutter. Every rock she makes contains the memories of today: just like diamonds are the result of mantle activities during the formation of the earth.


Some of the works of the project are in the permanent collection of Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Born in Chiba, Japan (1987)

A jewellery maker / artist based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Educational background

2006 - 2010  Musashino Art University, Industrial, Interior and Craft design department / Tokyo, JP

2013 - 2016   Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Jewellery Department / Amsterdam, NL


2016  Winner, Rietveld Award (GRA Award) for Thesis, Gerrit Rietveld Academie / Amsterdam, NL 

2017  Creative industries fund NL (Design Grant) / NL

2017  Mondriaan fund (Presenting&Programming) / NL


Works in the collection of

- The permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam    

- The permanent collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam


September  2016   (magazine) EDELMETAAL Nummer 7 / NL

February 2016   (magazine)  Craft Art for Life 04 / JP 

June 2017  (magazine)  SHOTEN KENCHIKU / JP

April 2018  (own book) EVERYBODY NEEDS A ROCK / NL, JP

March 2019 (magazine) Subsequence / JP

January 2020  (magazine) Hanatsubaki Spring issue No.826 / JP

Lecture / Talk

January 2017  Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Jewellery department  OPEN DAY (as a guest speaker)

November 2017  JEWELLERY MATTERS at Rijks Museum (as a guest speaker)

May 2018 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Jewellery department (as a guest speaker)



2017         - FUTURE PRIMITIVE at GALERIE ROB KOUDIJS / Amsterdam, NL  

               - EVERYBODY NEEDS A ROCK at IDEE SHOP Roppongi / Tokyo, JP 

2018         - EVERYBODY NEEDS A ROCK book launch exhibition at Utrecht  / Tokyo, JP


2014         - EEN ANDER LICHAAM at VU medisch centrum / Amsterdam, NL          

               - SPUTNIK AUCTION at COMMUNE246 / Tokyo, JP

2015         - Project27 at  Sint Lucas University College of Art and Design Antwerp / Antwerp, BE

               - Wonder & Wander at Oude Kerk / Amsterdam, NL                 

2016         - Marzee international graduation show at Galerie Marzee / Nijmegen, NL

               - SELECTED at Looiersgracht60 / Amsterdam, NL

               - JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair Mònica / Barcelona, ES              

               - Re importation at Tokyo designers week / Tokyo, JP

2017         - OBJECT ROTTERDAM / Rotterdam, NL

               - Ventura Lambrate / Milan, IT

               - WORLDS KOGEI 100 at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design / Toyama, JP  

2018           - Into The Great Wide Open 2018 / Vlieland, NL 

                    - Frankenstein2018 at Eye of Gyre / Tokyo, JP