Tanja Ufer at Fulham Art Show 2013

“I am inspired by colours, textures and shapes I see in everyday life and how they relate to one another and sit together. I filter my impressions and reconstruct them in my work, to create fresh and joyful pieces, that accentuate the natural beauty of the stones.”

Tanja undertook her initial apprenticeship at the Pforzheim Goldsmithing School in Germany, before moving to England to complete the MA in Metalwork and Jewellery Design at Sheffield Hallam University.

She was successful in winning a Setting Up grant from the British Crafts Council, which enabled her to establish her studio. From this foundation she has refined and developed her techniques and earned recognition nationally and internationally for her work.

She exhibits worldwide, including the Philadelphia Museum for Art Contemporary Craft Show, New York Now Handmade Section British Group, V&A London, Inhorgenta Munich, and many other countries.

Born: 07/08/1973 in Bonn, Germany
Education 2000 NVQ 3 Business for Owner Managers
1997-1999 MA Metalwork & Jewellery, Sheffield Hallam University
1993-1997 Apprenticeship in Goldsmithing, Journeyman exam (1st grade), Germany
Goldsmithing College Pforzheim, Germany
1983-1992 Abitur, High school, Liebfrauenschool, Bonn

work: 2000- present Self- employed Jewellery Designer Maker
2010 Tutor, London Jewellery school
2002-2005 Associate Lecturer Metalwork & Jewellery, Sheffield Hallam University
2000-2002 Meynell, Sheffield, Jewellery classes
1995-1997 Master Goldsmith, Peter Haarstick apprenticeship, Bremen

Grants 2000 Setting up grants, Crafts Council
Prince’s Trust Business Developing Grant

Exhibitions 2013 Kath Libbert Wedding exhibition, Brighton May Festival
2012 Kath Libbert Wedding exhibition, Brighton May Festival
2011 Gill Wing Valentines exhibition, Kath Libbert Valentines Exhibition
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Showcase
Open Houses Brighton
2010 Electrum Gallery Showcase, Kath Libbert, Wedding show,
2009 Summer exhibition, Moha Gallery Vienna
Dazzle London, Maria Margoni Gallery, Greece
Cebra gallery, Duesseldorf, V&A shop

Shows: 2013 Fulham Palace Art Fair, London, Bovey Tracey Contemp Craft fair
Art In Action, Oxford, New York Now, London Made, Lustre Nottingham
Made Brighton
2012 Bovey Tracey Contemp. Craft Fair, Art in Action Oxford
Made London & Brighton, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Craft Fair
2011 Origin, London, Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Fair
Art in Action, Oxford, Open Houses & Made 11 Brighton,
Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, East London Design Show
2010 Origin, London, Lustre, Nottingham
2009 Origin, London, East London Design Show, Made 09 Brighton,
Great Northern Craft Show,
Art in Action Oxford, Bovey Tracey, Dazzle National Theatre, Inhorgenta Munich
Lustre, Nottingham, Art in Action, Oxford, Bovey Tracey

Publications Gemstone Settings, Anastasia Young, 2012

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