As a teenager I made small objects out of all kinds of things.
In search of an audience, these objects became wearable and my first bracelets and brooches came into being. During the first grade teacher training in crafts at the art academy in Maastricht, the small objects grew into sculptures. After graduating, I first worked at a museum and then by chance I became a light planner. The creation of a lighting plan is a dynamic and creative process, in which several disciplines have to cooperate with a pressing deadline. Very challenging, but also very satisfying.
A few years back, there was just an inkling.
The urge to express my feelings and memories became more and more intense and I attended a course in goldsmithing. I again fell in love with jewellery making and converted my cellar into a workshop and went to daytime goldsmithing school to further my technical skills.
It is as if all these pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place.
Now I combine the love for architecture, engineering, computer modelling and 3D printmaking with work in various media, craft techniques and with my love for nature.
Precious metals and stones are unfortunately not green.
The excavations of the precious metals and gemstones are causing considerable environmental damage. By consciously opting for -recycled- raw materials and by minimising the amount of waste that is produced in my workshop, I try to minimise the environmental impact of my work.