A few facts: I was born in Mannheim, Germany. A medievalist by training (I received my PhD. in Medieval Studies from Yale University in 2005) I started mosaic work in 2006. Since then I have worked with a wide variety of materials including smalti, stained glass, marble/natural stone, and glass fusions. I live in Salerno, Italy, since 2005.
2008 5-day-Glass Fusion Master Class with Martin Cheek, Broadstairs, UK.
2010 'Mosaic Portraiture' with Shug Jones, Chicago, USA.
2010 'Replicating Reality in Mosaic' with Oliver Budd, Chicago, USA.
Exhibitions and related catalogue entries:
2010 Exhibit: Mosaic Art International 2010, Smith Museum of Stained Glass, Chicago, USA. Piece: 'Waiting for Godot' (2009) Date: March 1 to July 31, 2010. Exhibition catalogue 'Mosaic Art International 2010', published by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), p. 24. Work: 'Waiting for Godot'.
2010 Exhibit: ConneXion, Maikammer, Germany. Date: October 8 to January 31, 2011. Piece: 'Marley's Ghost' (2010) Exhibition catalogue 'ConneXion', published by the Society of German Mosaic Artists (DOMO), p. 42-43. Work: 'Marley's Ghost'.
2011 Exhibit: Tesserae: The Art of Mosaic Piece: 'Walking the Purple Road' (2010) 2nd City Council Art Gallery and Performance Space, Long Beach, CA. Date: Sept. 17 through Oct. 17, 2011.
2009 10-day school project: Work on a large-scale mosaic (2 x 85 cm x 145 cm) with ca. 20 high school kids at the Fronhäuser Schule in Bad Wimpfen, Germany. The mosaic now decorates the school's entrance hall. Design: Iris Mueller (in collaboration with the students themselves).