Born 1957, Baden, Switzerland
Lives and works in Halle (DE) and London (GB)

1981—1984 MA Schmuck & Gerät, Zurich School of Art
1972—1976 Precision Engineering, Brown Boveri Technical College Baden, Switzerland


2014: String Theory, Gallery SO, London, GB
2012: In Peril of Precipitation, Gallery SO, London, GB
2009: Tinkering with Paint, Galerie SO, Solothurn, Switzerland
2006: Hans Stofer’s Design Wilderness, Galerie SO, Switzerland
2004: Raumfahrt, Galerie Raum, Bern, Switzerland
2003: ‘On one’s plate’, Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands
2002: 2’, Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, Belgium
2000: Shelf Life, Gallery Flow, London, GB
1999: Gallery @ work, London, GB
1998: Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands
1997: Galerie A, Carouge, Switzerland
1986: Galerie Atrium, Basel, Switzerland


2005 Shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize-Metal
1995 Herbert Hoffmann Prize
1994/91/89 Swiss Applied Arts Prize
1987 Zurich Applied Arts Prize


Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham
The Crafts Council Collection, London
Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham
Danner Stiftung, Munich
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
The Potteries Museum, Stoke on Trent, UK
MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich
Louis Koch Collection, Basel
The National Museum of Art, Achitecture and Design, Oslo


Since 2017: Professor jewellery department, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (DE)

2006—2017: Professor and Head of MA Programme, Jewellery & Metal at the Royal College of Art London

2004—2006: Subject Leader BA ( Hons) 3D Design: Materials and Critical Practice

2000—2004: Acting Subject Leader BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Metalwork

1999—2000: Appointed 0.6 Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Metalwork

1994—1999: 0.5 Lecturer, BA Hons Silversmithing and Metalwork, Camberwell College of Arts London

1987—1990: Production Unit Technician SMJG, Royal College of Art, London (manufacturing of multiples and small edition pieces)

1987—1990: Part time Technical Assistant to David Watkins, artist and jeweller (machining and manufacturing of hard edged jewellery)

1987—1990: Quinten Kyneston School, St John’s Wood, Adult Education: Jewellery / Silversmithing

1979—1981: Full-time teacher at Brown Boveri Technical College, Baden , Switzerland


Körpereinsatz, Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig
Collect 2018, represented by; Galerie SO, Saachi Gallery, London
One and Another, K.A.S. Gallery, Budapest

The Future of Fixing, The Center for Craft, Creativity + Design, Ashville NC, USNature Morte, The national Museum , Wroclaw, Poland
Collect 2017, represented by; Galerie SO, Saachi Gallery, London

The Thing With Maltasingh, Gallery SO
Chains, Gallery SO , London
Donnerwetter – Im Zehenstadel, Beratzhausen, Germany
Im Augenblick, Stadelgalerie, Regensburg, Germany
Art Fair Geneva, Gallery SO

Keeping Busy, gallery SO , Switzerland
Many A Slip – curated by Alison Britton, Marsden Woo Gallery, London
Collect 2015, represented by; Galerie SO, Saachi Gallery, London

Makers Library, V&A/ British Council, Design Guild South Africa
‚Selected by…‘ Michael Marriott and Jesse Wine, Gallery Limencello, London
Fixed World, Lodz desing Fesival, Lodz Poland

Meister der Moderne, Schmuck Munich
Collect 2013, represented by; Galerie SO, Saachi Gallery, London
Design Dubai, Gallery SO, Dubai
Design Bijou Suisse, Foundation Suisse Le Corbusier, Paris
Chamber of Wonder, Gallery SO, London

Beautiful Objects, Aram Gallery, London
Unexpected Pleasures, Design Museum, London
Unexpected Pleasures, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Collect 2012, represented by; Galerie SO, Saachi Gallery, London
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Art Basel
Entfesselt, Museum Bellrieve, Zurich
Wear MIMA/ The Space, Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, MiddlesboroughThe Nature of Things, New Art Centre, Roche Court, UK

Material World, Contemporary Art Society, London
Then and Now, Think Tank ( touring; Austria, Denmark, Norway, UK)


Multiples, Gallery SO London
Causing Chaos, Fife Contemporary Art & Craft @ St Andrews Museum
Walk the Line, Gallery SO, London
Collect 2010, represented by; Galerie SO, Saachi Gallery, London
SAFE, London Jewellery Week
Straw Dogs, Spring Project, London
Jerwood Contemporary Makers (touring); Role: Main Curator, Jerwood Space London

The Revivalists, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Rose, Galerie Rosemary Jaeger, Hochheim , Germany
Our Objects, Mackintosh Gallery,The Glasgow School of Art
Collect 2009, represented by; Galerie SO, Saachi Gallery, London

Tea’s Up, CAA, London
Top Ten @ work Gallery, London
Small Things, Gallery Detail3, Duesseldorf
The Secret Life In The Office (Uncanny2)- Art & Business, London
Sassoniers, Raum, Bern
Schmuck 08, Munich ( Touring; School of Jewellery Birmingham, Gallery Willa Lodz)
In response to… , The Foundry, Munich
Ten Years Innit, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London
Collect 2008, represented by; Galerie SO, Switzerland, V&A Museum, London

RE: collection (of making), Gallery Marzee, NL
Domestic Things –The HUB, Sleaford
It Starts From Here, with Jair Straschnow (as part of 57:65), De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill Hidden Treasures: Metal, The HUB, Sleaford Domestic Things, Gallery FLOW London, as Curator and participant; International Contemporary Design Show
Collect 2007, represented by; Galerie SO, Switzerland, V&A Museum, London
Think Tank, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Breakers, contemporary ceramic, PM museum and house, London
KORU2, contemporary jewellery, South Karelia Art Museum Lappeenranta, Finnland
Collect 2006, represented by; Galerie SO, Switzerland, V&A Museum, London

Dinner 4-2, Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, Belgium
Trayground, Gallery Barrett Marsden
Jerwood 2005-metal, Crafts Council, London
Kruege (Jugs), Galerie Handwerk, Munich
Ceremony, Pumphouse Gallery, London
Making it Yours:Metal, Crafts Council, London
Shortlisted for the ‘Jerwood Price – Metal”
Replay, Gallery Flow, London
The Nomad Room, Fundacao Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon
Maker Wearer Viewer, Contemporary Narrative European Jewellery, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow
Collect 2005, represented by; Galerie SO, Switzerland, V&A Museum, London

Malzeit, Gallery SO, Solothurn, Switzerland
Schmuck Macht Munter, Detailzwo, Dusseldorf, Germany
Resident Aliens, Showcase at the Crafts Council, London
Collect 2004, represented by Galerie Tactile, Geneva, V&A Museum, London
Tafel Plezier, Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Hertogenbosch, NL

Like Minds, Lethaby Gallery, CSM , London
Collaborator and Curator Design , Gallery SO, Solothurn, CH
Recycling Design, Musee de design et D’Arts Appliques Contemporain, Lausanne, CH
Micromegas, John Curtain Gallery, Perth , Australia
Tactile, Gisich Art Gallery Russia St Petersburg
Micromegas, Power House Museum, Sydney, Australia
Le Bijou en Suisse au 20e siecle, Museo Vela, Ligornetto, CH
Group show, gallery’deux poissons’, Tokio
‘Table d’ourage’, Galerie Sofie Lachart, Belgium
Micromegas, (touring) Japan

The Uncanny Room, PM Gallery & House, London
The Uncanny Room, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. DurhamMicromegas, (touring) Geneva
Musee d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva
Les/Pies, Galerie ‘tactile’, Geneva
Art Jewellery in Switzerland in the 20th Century,
Micromegas, (touring) US
Piece a Conviction, Galerie ‘tactile’, Geneva

Mikromegas, Applied Arts Gallery, Munich
New British Design, ‘Home Sweet Home’, Stockholm
UK Elements, Galerie Metalum, Stockholm
Fleeting Moments- Lasting Values, Galerie Marzee,
The Netherlands (solo)

Alles Schmuck, Applied |Arts Museum, Zurich
Risonaze, The Swiss Consulate, Venice

Galeria Marcolongo, Padova, Italy

Metalmorphosis, Applied Arts Museum, Prague, Check Republic
Jewellery Moves, National Museum of Scotland, Scotland
ART98, Contemporary Art Society, London

Face It, Craft Council, London

New Times New Thinking, Jewellery in Europe and America, Craft Council, London1995
Scent, Schmuckforum Zurich, Switzerland

What is Jewellery? Craft Council, London

Bijou Frontal, Applied Arts Museum, Basel