I was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1958. I have been a Bermuda resident since 1983.
In 1991 I took a beginner’s course in stained glass. My first projects were two window panels for my apartment and a lampshade for my kerosene lamp. I have shown my work in Bermuda at City Hall (1992), at various shows at the arts Centre in Dockyard, and at the Festival of Arts in Dockyard (1992 & 1993). I have worked on commissions for private homes and my work has been mentioned in Bermuda Homes & Gardens magazine (Sept/Oct 1995 edition). I took first place in the adult category in the Masterworks first annual “Grand Arts Festival by the Sea” art competition. In the summer of 2000 one of my mosaics was shown at Carifesta in St. Kitts.
Having been working with stained glass for a number of years and having so many pieces of beautiful scrap glass too pretty to trash, I started making jewellery from it. I am a self taught wire artist. My jewellery is fashioned from shells, gemstones, seaglass, coins, fossils, gemstones, beads and crystals. You will find a wide variety of gemstone pendants, shell and seaglass pendants, Bermuda coin pendants, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, earrings, and even tiny bottles filled with pink Bermuda sand. All set in sterling silver or 14K gold-filled wire. I cannot really pin down what inspires me to create each unique piece, when I have the stone or whatever it is in my hands, everything just falls into place.
All earwires are hand-made either in sterling silver or 14K gold-filled wire and are nickel free and lead free.
In 2005 I opened my own shop in the Clocktower Mall, Dockyard, Bermuda. Working seven days a week I found that I could not be as creative as I would like to be. In January 2011 I closed my shop to be free to be more creative in my work and produce more unique pieces. Now I show off and sell my work on this website.
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