Silvia Aguirre has studied ceramics, mosaics and book conservation. After receiving a Higher National Diploma from the London College of Printing, she went to Japan and studied the basis of Japanese Lacquer and its restoration for two years. Since then, Aquirre has lived in Japan for 17 years, working mainly in Japanese Lacquer restoration and Kintsugi. Now back in her native Spain, she continues her studio practice in Kintsugi, Lacquer Restoration and original lacquer work. She also works to commission.