Rie Sasaki was born in Tokyo in 1974 and graduated with a degree in metalcraft from the University of Tohoku Art and Design, Japan.
In 1998 she studied iron forging at the Steneby Skolan in Dålslonged, Sweden.
After she returned to Japan, she lectured (2000-2001) at a community course in metalworking at her old university.
In 2008, she was a part-time lecturer in metalcraft for a university prep-school.
Her work has been recognised many times at the Takaoka Craft Competition in Toyama, and the Tableware Festival in Tokyo.
She has showed her work at many group and solo art exhibitions both inside and outside Japan.