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  • Charleston,South Carolina, USA

My work reflects phenomena - natural or man made, that is surrounding and intriguing me. I try to catch the main ideas of these phenomena, the esthetic language of form, color, structure but also the interaction. Then I transfer these ideas into objects wearable on the human body. This happens during an experimental process, that is the most challenging and fun about my work.

I did a traditional goldsmithing apprenticeship and learnt all the classical jewelry making techniques. I also studied design in Germany and in Australia to find own ways of creating jewelry.

Since then I am constantly working on creative concepts to express my ideas and create my own statements within the craftsmanship. 

In all of my work there is the insistence on wearability - it needs the wearer to become `alive´.

since 2003 freelance jewelry designer, goldsmith and design consultant

2018 living and working on a barrier island in Charleston, SC, USA

2012 -2014 world traveling with family

2005 - 2012 founder and manager of PLACE, shop for design in Hamburg, Germany

2003 Graduated with final degree in Design (Dipl. Des. FH)

Diplom at Hochschule Wismar, Germany

2002 - today Initiator and co-organisator of the international 

Internet project "Jewellery Journey" (offline now)

2001 - 2002 Studies at the College of Fine Arts,

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Scholarship of the "Stiftung für Begabtenförderung" 

Berlin, Germany

2000 Internship at DRID, Diener and Rosenmüller Industrial Design 

Hamburg, Germany

1998 - 2003 Studies of jewelry design at Hochschule Wismar, Germany

1998 Scholarship "Begabtenförderung Berufliche Bildung"

Instructor qualification 

1993 - 1997 Goldsmith Apprenticeship, W. Reindl, Kiel, Germany

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.