Aluminum Leaves, 2014, necklace: aluminum, wood, plastic, fabric, 12 x 8 x 1.5 inches
Aluminum Twig, 2014, necklace: Anodized Aluminum, wood, plastic, fabric, 13.5 x 7.5 x .85 inches
Aluminum Twig II, 2014, necklace: anodized aluminum, wood, plastic, fabric, 12.5 x 8.25 x .85 inches
Palisade, 2014, necklace: wood, 9.5" diameter x .75"
was trained as a traditional jeweler in a three years education in Germany.
At the University of applied Arts and Design in Pforzheim, Germany, and the Rhode Island School of Design, USA, she got involved in the jewelry department and finished her studies as a master of arts / jewelry designer in 2002. Silke is working as an independent artist ever since.
Non-precious metal jewelry made from material that is available to everybody, mainly found in her own neighborhood is her main focus.
2011 she was co-founder and teacher of a small jewelry school in Berlin focusing on teaching the traditional, challenging, and innovative techniques of jewelery making to the public.
Silke's life and work is balanced between a simple, beautiful home on the countryside outside of Berlin and a modern and vivid studio life in the center of Berlin.
born 1973 in Germany
3 year technical education as a jeweler
University of Design and Applied Arts, FHG Pforzheim
working with David Huycke , silversmith, Belgium
DAAD Scholarship for Rhode Island School of Design, USA
graduated as a jewelry designer (MFA) in Germany
teaching assistant in Haystack, Mountain School of Crafts, Maine, USA
artist in residence, Ornamentum Gallery, Hudson, NY, USA
since may 2002 independent artist in jewelry and painting
moved to Berlin September 2004
2011 co- founder of Coop Gold, jewelery school in Berlin
2010 grassiprice winner 2010 for "forest" - woodnecklaces. 2nd price for contemporay crafts Berlin/Brandenburg
2006 Gallery D. Schrade, emerging women award and artist in residence
2004 Ornamentum Gallery: artist in residence
2002 Rotaryprice for best Diploma
2000 DAAD scholarship fo Rhode Island School of Design, USA
2014 Breathing, Ornamentum Gallery, Hudson, NY
2014 haze of the sun, Gallery Annick Zufferey, Geneva
2009 Fritzschmuck, Berlin
2008 Ornamentum Gallery, Hudson, NY
2006 Jewelery and painting,Gallery D. Schrade, emerging women award and artist in residence
2005 Gallery Gertraud Lercher, Italy: jewelry
2004 Ornamentum Gallery, Hudson, NY