Precious? / Germany
The actual series Floating Bowls consists of five objects, vessels of wood-turned charred larch wood. They vary in size and appearance. I make the charcoal myself in an elaborate process and I prefer the wood of the larch for its lively year rings.
I let myself be inspired by the shapes resulting from the laborious wood-turning and charring process. I cut them up and reassemble them in a playful way. Sometimes it’s the volume that features prominently; or the interlocking of several shapes; sometimes it’s tilting them; or their impressively curved openings.
The lightness of the Floating Bowls is of essential concern. I make a delicate frame in silver that corresponds to the shape and size of their base giving them the floating appearance and allowing them to be worn as brooches.
1981 – 1984 goldsmith apprenticeship, staatl. berufsfachschule, kaufbeuren – neugablonz
1984 – 1994 employed as goldsmith
1989 – 1991 goldsmith master craftman´s diploma, munich
1995 artist diploma
advanced education: sommerakademie salzburg, e. r. nele, prof. zenzmeier
akademie für gestaltung, munich, erico nagai, giovanni corvaja
2017 1.award – grand prix, „alatyr“ ambermuseum, kaliningrad, russia
2017 innovation-award, international biennale of amber, kaliningrad, russia
2017 amberif design award – the silver price, poland
2015 „alatyr“ award for innovation, international biennale of amber, kaliningrad russia
2013 klaus oschmann award, gedok form art, germany
2006 arts and culture award munich-pasing germany
1991 2.nd. prize in crafts and design, politechnik university munich, germany
1990 2.nd. prize in crafts and design, politechnik university munich, germany
bayerischer kunstgewerbeverein, gedok munich, jac – jewellery art concept
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