Wednesday, July 13, 2016

{hot off the press} summertime wood brooches

The wood is still warm and the scent of smoke is in the air. I just finished lasercutting these summertime wood brooches. Where to get them? Soon in my online etsy and dawanda shops and of course at the »summer´s tale festival".

Saturday, July 2, 2016

{Wanderlust} It´s Festival Season! Camping Mugs are available in my shop now!

The festival season started. The summer is in full bloom. Time to go wandering in the woods, sit around a campfire with some friends, sip a bit of your moonshine while listen to good music at a festival. "Let the tale begin" or "skyjack a cloud and fly to the sea" - two brandnew enamel camp mugs are available in my shops now. Enjoy summer!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


I would like to show you some of my new bright colors for my wood earrings. Hope they will let you glow even more during summertime. Rose quartz or metallic blue? What´s your favorite?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Finally the fox is joined by some pleasant company – two of his friends from the forest: 
the rabbit and the deer. 

It all started as a wallpaper project for my little daughter E. (read more about it here). While illustrating the fox, I immediately felt in love with tiny Mr. Fox.

And since the wooden fox brooch and the necklace are so well-loved by all of you, I decided to manufacture the deer and the hare/rabbit as well. I hope you like them as much as the fox and I´m really curious about your response!

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»   You can buy these wooden brooches via etsy or dawanda. «««««««««««««««

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


After the bisque firing the porcelain pieces are more solid but they still can crack easily. Now it´s time for the sanding. Since I`m not working as precise as I should do in the first phase of the manufacturing process, the sanding takes a bit more time. But I enjoy watching the pieces change their character from rough to fine.

Due to the high dust formation and its negative effect for the health, I prefer wet-grinding. It is a big mud bath but wasn´t that a reason to abandon my graphic design job: to get my hands dirty again!

In this phase it´s also time for glazing and adding color to the pieces. But about my color experiments I´m gonna publish a separate post.

When the work is done the pieces have their final firing – the glaze firing – during which they shrink about 14 percent.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


It flows! As I wrote you before, I´m working really hard on the reopening of my shops as well as on building up stocks for the upcoming hello handmade market in Hamburg and the christmas season. But at least I would like to give you a brief glance at my work. At present I´m sanding the porcelain items. But that´s the last step before the final firing. So let´s get back to the first steps of the manufacturing process...

For my porcelain jewelry I use a liquid mass called "mount blanc". I appreciate it´s bright white tone, which underlines the pure and graphic character of my jewelry pieces.

Manufacturing the jewelry pieces begins with mixing the liquid thoroughly to combine the water on top and the paste, which is deposited at the bottom, to a homogenous mass. Then I am pouring it evenly on a thick plaster board. The plaster extracts water from the porcelain mass which is important for the drying process. The photo on the right shows me pouring out blue colored porcelain mass.

After a while the porcelain has dried to a state called "leather-hard". Now it´s the perfect moment to work on the porcelain plate. Using various tools I´m cutting out forms, imprinting design, carving out structures and drilling holes. Porcelain is a very delicate material. It has a "memory". If you cause a dent you can try to correct it. Sometimes you´re lucky but sometimes the dent stays invisible until the final firing gets it back to the surface.

The jewellry pieces need a couple of days to dry. During the drying process I flip it from time to time to prevent the small pieces from arching. When the porcelain is dried it looks exactly like chalk and it´s as fragile as it. Into the kiln for the first firing at about 900 to 1000° C respectively 1650°F to 1832°F

Friday, September 27, 2013


On a cold and rainy evening at the end of september it isn´t easy to retrieve the colors, scents and moments of a summer journey you returned from just seven weeks ago. The last sip of french red wine has been savored a couple of days ago and while I´m writing this post and looking at the pictures, a Caramel au beurre salé is slowly melting in my mouth. All of a sudden bright memories come up to me and dance to the vibrant sound of a jug band.

On the road for two month. Our camper van dandled us hundreds of miles through France with all its beautiful landscapes, mouthwatering cuisine and cordial inhabitants.

My mind is refreshed and filled with inspiration. Back in Berlin since almost eight weeks now, I´m working assiduously on the reopening of my shop. In the next days I´m gonna write about the last weeks, I´m gonna present you the new logo design and the new packaging of golden spleen and I´m gonna show you my studio makeover. 

And hopefully I´m ready to reopen my shop in the next two weeks. Watch out: there will be some beautiful new jewelry pieces in my shop!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...