Born in Kanazawa, Kiyoko Morioka began her artistic career studying abroad at Holbek National School of Fine Arts, Kingdom of Denmark. She then continued her education at the Ishikawa Prefectural Kutani Yaki Technical Training Institute. Her ceramist talent blossomed as she became certified as a "traditional craftsman" in the Kutani ware section. In 2016, Kiyoko received her Ph.D. at the Kanazawa College of Art. She is currently an Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Crafts at the Kobe Design University.