Born in 1983 and raised in South-West Germany, I took the first opportunity offered to me to travel and see the world.
After having stayed with a goldsmith in Zweibruecken for one year in 2002, I began to take up my studies at the Fachhochschule Trier, Fachbereich Edelstein- & Schmuckdesign in Idar-Obertein, Germany in 2003. After 2 years in Idar, I decided in 2005 to continue my studies at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, UK, from which I graduated with a Distinction in both courses, BA(Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing and MA Jewellery, Silversmithing & Related Products. Alongside my contemporary jewellery studies, I also received the German Goldsmith Diploma (Gesellenbrief) and the UK Stone Setting Diploma in 2006. After my MA graduation in 2007,
I moved from the UK to Shanghai, China to take up my work as Course Director of the Contemporary Jewellery Foundation Course at AIVA (Academy of International Visual Arts).
Alongside my work on the course, I continue developing my own work, which might show a bit of the daily craziness that surrounds me in my new Chinese home! 😉