I graduated with a degree in Geography and German Literature in 1986 and worked for several years as a teacher. Always interested in the arts I finally attended an art college, by correspondence, and over a two year period I could improve my skills in aquarelle and acrylic painting. In the summer of 2004 I discovered the art of glass beadmaking. Creating unique wonderful art in my studio has become a real passion for me. I love to take a painterly approach to glass using bold and brilliant colors and exploring a variety of techniques creating a painting in motion of colorful abstractions of flora and fauna using my intuition while working on surface design as a collage of shards, murrine, dots, a variety of stringer and twisties, layering colors and also playing with the ability to create depth and interest by working with transparent and opaque areas.

After a long time making beads I started 2009 making jewelry when I got the invitation to be part of the Bead Invitational of the Pismo Fine Art Gallery in Denver. I have the most beautiful job of the world and today I am happy to be a fulltime glass artist.

I was lucky enough to have the courage to live the life I love for 10 years now – a life in glass.

Exhibitions:

2009 • Bead Invitational, Pismo Fine Art Glass, Denver, USA

2010 • Convergence II – Adorning the Past, Present and Pretend, Juried Show with art glass beads inspired by personas of fact and fiction, USA

• Tempest – International Invitational Glass Bead Exhibition, UK

• Bead Invitational, Pismo Fine Art Glass, Denver, USA

• Group Exhibition “Glas wird Schmuck”, Atelier Eisch, Museum Gallery, Frauenau, Germany

2011 • Exhibition “GlasKunstOrte”, Weiden, Germany

• Bead Invitational, Pismo Fine Art Glass, Denver, USA

• Group Exhibition “Glas wird Schmuck”, Atelier Eisch, Museum Gallery, Frauenau,Germany

2012 • Bead Invitational, Pismo Fine Art Glass, Denver, USA

• Group Exhibition “Glas wird Schmuck”, Atelier Eisch, Museum Gallery, Frauenau,Germany

2013 • Group Exhibition “Glas wird Schmuck”, Atelier Eisch, Museum Gallery, Frauenau,Germany

2013 – Admission to the Permanen Exhibiton in the Glasmuseum Kobe, Japan

May 11 – 8 July 2013, Kobe, Japan – Lampwork Glass Museum, Group Exhibition "Lampwork Beads"

June 2013 USA, New Jersey, Wheaton Village – Group Exhibition

Publications

The Flow, Vol. 3, Issue 4 - 2nd Annual Woman in Glass (2006)

Glas...Perlen...eigenArt (2008)

Bead Review 3 (2008)

The Flow – Winter 2008

Vlammend Glass (Holland, 2009)

Russian Lampworking (Moscow, 2011)

Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry: Photographs of Beautiful Contemporary Beadwork (500 Series), Lark Jewelry & Beading, 2012

August 2012 issue of the Soda Lime Times

Lammaga Vol.24, 2013