TEXTILE CRAFTS FROM HAMBURG The experimental handling of techniques, materials and color aesthetics has occupied me since my studies at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. After graduating from university and working independently as a graphic designer for a few years, I finally decided to change direction, which was to be the starting point of my career as an artist and craftswoman. Inspired by a student trip to Mexico, where I became fascinated by the colorful and special Mexican art of weaving, I decided to learn the technique of hand weaving...
... While studying on the handloom, I was able to translate my creative ideas into fabric and discovered a wide and varied range of possibilities for textile expression. Following my journeyman’s and master’s exams, I opened my studio in, where I still produce, exhibit and sell my textile art to this day. In such a colorful and diverse district in Hamburg-Altona I feel at home with my artistic work and always inspired over and over again. Shortly after I learned weaving in my apprenticeship, I began to break the grid of squareness, which is fundamental to the weaving process, and to interpret and change the traditional way of weaving for myself individually. I started to create the special scarves that are characteristic of my work today. The light and airy scarves look as if they are made of captured threads, sometimes reminiscent of the paintings of Jackson Pollock. Special techniques of textile assemblage, which cannot be used industrially, make each piece a unique creation, which ranks in the borderland of art, design and fashion. In addition, my passion for the reuse and repurposing of diverse textiles in the sense of textile recycling runs through many of my works, in which the recycling idea is reflected in a creative way. In addition to selling in my store studio and through the online store, I showcase my scarf designs at many different craft fairs, trade shows and exhibitions each year and sell my work through agents in the American and Japanese markets in the meantime.
In addition to the many different scarf collections that I have designed and produced throughout my career, I also have another passion that can be primarily attributed to the field of abstract art. It is about artistic textile room objects and wall hangings, which I mostly produce and present in the context of art projects or exhibitions.