I was born and grew up in a small town called Ratingen in Germany. I studied Jewellery Design at Middlesex University and went on to the Royal College of Art to receive my Masters in 1995.
In 1996 I set up my own Studio in London and started to produce limited edition jewellery ranges and one-off pieces that are exhibited and sold world-wide.
I am fascinated by the structures, shapes and patterns of nature and architecture. A particular inspiration to me is the chambered nautilus shell. The gently spiralling exterior gives only a subtle hint of its intricate interior design. In my bead range I have tried to articulate that internal structure by drawing it out and making it the fabric of the piece itself. Using repetitive units I create a visually complex shape that is structurally simple.
My Duotex range explores texture. I have developed an etching technique that allows me to create an intricate pattern of fine lines into a tactile surface pattern. The satinised and oxidised surfaces create an intriguing play on dark and light and enhance my simple but strong shapes.
I enjoy working on private commissions from that dazzling engagement ring to a personalised key fob. My more public commissions often include work within the film industry such as Gold Wreaths for Oliver Stone’s ‘Alexander’ or Roman Headdresses for the ‘Da Vinci Code’.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch by , phone or even come and see me at my workshop.