I’m a jewellery designer born in Germany (1963), living and working in Brussels for the last 20 years. I have a Master of arts degree in History and a diploma of art jewellery design. Over the past years I have been working as a teacher and as an independent jewellery designer. In 2015, I co - founded “s t u d i o F16 ”, a multidisciplinary art collective.
Designing and creating jewellery has been my passion since childhood, but life took me in other directions and it was only after having a child that I found my way back to jewellery design. Next to contemporary jewellery, it is graphic design and ceramics that make my heart beat faster. In my latest collection I have combined these three disciplines - a challenging but fascinating adventure. I like to experiment and to explore new materials and techniques.
A few years ago, I discovered porcelain - the white gold - and fell in love with it. Since then, this pure material has become the starting point in the creation process of my jewellery collections. I am attracted by the translucent white colour, the fragile appearance with a surprisingly solid character and the almost sensual texture of unglazed porcelain. By integrating different materials such as 3D printed ornaments and digital designed images into handcrafted porcelain creations, I translate traditional jewellery concepts, like the pearl necklace, into contemporary pieces. To me, every collection is a new journey and I love to get lost in a jungle of untrodden paths on the way to creating something new.
2013 - 2017 applied graphic design,
BKO Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Overijse, Belgium
2005 - 2009 edelsmeedkunst - contemporary jewelry design,
RHoK Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium
1997 - 1998 academic teacher training
Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium
1991 - 1995, Master of arts degree in History
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands