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workshop CAD: digital artisanship
website www.ta-ka.de

 

Continuous presence at fairs and exhibitions presenting own collections, commissions in jewellery, product and graphic design since 2001
Employed as jewellery designer in a company for fashion jewellery, 2004-2005
Lecturer for drawing at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, department for Gemstone and Jewellery Design at Idar-Oberstein since 2003
Lecturer for CAD (3-D modeling program Rhinoceros) at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, department for Gemstone and Jewellery Design at Idar-Oberstein since 2007
Lecturer at the chamber of crafts (Handwerkskammer Koblenz) for CAD (3-D modeling programme Rhinoceros) since 2010

Education:
Trier University of Applied Sciences, department for Gemstone and Jewellery Design at Idar-Oberstein, Germany, 1995-2001 graduating with Diplom in design

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Afdeling Edelsmeden, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1998-1999

School for Goldsmithing at Pforzheim, Germany,  1991-1995

High School graduation, 1991

Grants and Awards:
Scholarship of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 1996-2000

Design Award of the State of Rhineland Palatinate for the piece  "Aschenputtel" (Cinderella), 2007

Nomination for the German Design Award for the piece "Aschenputtel" (Cinderella)

2009 BLICKFANG design award for ring series "The Daltons" 

2. Prize for the work "Idarer Surprises" in the competition "chocolate soft to bitter, illusion and deception", 2011

2014 Honourable mention in the competition Mineralienwettbewerb "Inbetween layers"

2014 Honourable mention in 45. Deutschen Schmuck- und Edelsteinpreis 

Publications:
Arnoldsche Verlag, Reinhold Ludwig: Schmuckdesign der Moderne ( Jewellery design of the Modern)
Lark Books : 500 Gemstone Jewels