At the age of eight years, Stefanie learned the technique of bobbin lacemaking which is still very popular in the Vogtland region. After studying textile art with focus on lace, she now crafts her delicate, award-winning pieces of jewelry using the traditional technique of bobbin lacemaking. She crafts them from ultra-thin steel or silver wires and hand-dyed polyamide threads which enable her to create flexible structures and voluminous shapes. In the process, a line becomes a surface, a surface becomes a three-dimensional piece. The bobbin technique provides transparency and lightness. The result of these ultra-fine materials and her great skill are beautifully filigreed treasures whose value cannot be defined by the materials but rather by the amount of time required to handcraft each indivdual piece.
Stefanie lives in Lengenfeld/ Vogtland and works in her own studio for contemporary bobbin lace jewelry. She regularly exhibits at national and international trade shows and exhibitions.
1989 - learned lace
2001-05 - studied textile art at University of Applied Art Schneeberg
2005 - graduated as Diplomdesignerin (FH) - Textilkunst
2006 - freelance as jewelry designer and textile artist
Bundesverband Kunsthandwerk e.V. (German Crafts Association Frankfurt e.V.)
Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein e.V. München (Bavarian Crafts Council Munich)
MSA Museum Store Association Washington, D.C.
Bund Bildender Künstler Vogtland e.V.