Artist Bio Born in Germany. Degree in Fine Art from the Cologne Akademie, specializing in drawing, painting, mural painting and calligraphy. Immigrated to New York City in 1962, studied at New York University and Art Students League. Worked as an art director for two magazines and an advertising agency. Ten years later opened her own commercial photography studio in Manhattan, specializing in still life photography of cosmetics, crystal, watches, liquor, food and in the medicalfield, for clients such as Clinique, Lenox, Movado, Smirnoff among others. Pursued passion for painting and ceramics up to present time.
After spending most of my life behind the camera and painting I discovered a third dimension——-- hand building with clay freedom of expression unlimited possibilities
The samples of my work include nudes, masks and other ideas. My nudes evolve as I am building them, often planning the colors with sketches, sometimes adding an unexpected prop like a hula hoop or hat. My masks are inspired by studying antique African art. I build them life size with different clay bodies, affecting the luminosity of the colors. My intention is to give each piece an individual personality and mood.
All my years of experience are now focused on creating with clay—I love it!