I love shapes and forms. I am a goldsmith trained in Pforzheim, Germany. My grandfather and father were both goldsmith. So much for the technical part. I am also in love with animals. All my designs are from shapes that inspire me. The Hippo was my first animal design, I saw a video of a Hippo dancing under water and was totally blown away, I just had to create some Hippo jewelry. Not all my inspiration come from animal shapes, I also get inspired by architecture and create jewelry inspired by buildings such as the Chrysler building in New York City, etc.