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Silke Spitzer wurde 1973 in Süddeutschland geboren und absolvierte ihr Diplom nach einer Goldschmiedelehre und einem Stipendium für USA an der Fachhochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim.  Seit 2004 arbeitet sie als freischaffende Künstlerin in Ihrer Werkstatt in der Nähe von Berlin.  Neben anderen Auszeichnungen erhielt Silke Spitzer den Justus-Brinkmann-Preis des Museums für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg ( zuvor 2010 bereits den Grassipreis ) In Ihren transdiziplinären Arbeiten verschmelzen die Grenzen von Schmuckkunst, skulpturalem Objekt und Wandschmuck. Sie wirken organisch gewachsen, prägnant, archaisch.


After a three years education in traditional jewelry making, Silke Spitzer studied at the University of Applied Arts and Design in Pforzheim, Germany.She received a DAAD Scholarship from the Rhode Island School of Design, USA and graduated with a MFA in Jewelry Design in 2002. 

Since then, she has worked as an independent artist in her studio-home outside of Berlin. 

Her work has been showcased in many international exhibitions in Europe, North America and Asia and received several awards: 

In 2015 the Justus Brinckmann Price, Grassi Award 2010 and others.

Silkes necklaces, talismans and wallpieces are transdisciplinary: wearable art, sculptural objects, collages

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20 August 2014


Ornamentum Gallery, Hudson, New York, USA

Silke Spitzer’s exhibition Breathing was recently on display at Ornamentum Gallery in Hudson, New York, from July 12 through August 10. In this interview, Silke describes the relationships between her life and work, and her materials and surroundings. 

Missy Graff: How did you become interested in making jewelry? Please describe your background.

Silke Spitzer: Growing up as the daughter of an arts, music, and sports teacher, I cannot remember a time when I was not creating or making something. I was always sitting or kneeling barefoot on the ground, carving, drawing, sewing, painting, cutting, scribbling, collecting, adding, and combining the things that surrounded me. To me, creating and living have always seemed to be the same. The beauty of nature, light, smell, the deepness of a voice, a thought or special sound, have always touched me. 

Growing up, I always considered creating a living by making with my own hands to be my dream job and life’s goal. Et voilà! I feel the same way today.

Why jewelry? Well, I guess it just happened. I grew up with the desire to create. Making jewelry was just one option I decided to explore. The tools seemed interesting and the scale seemed manageable. I enjoy the intimacy of making a piece all alone, by myself from the very beginning to the very end. I am very interested in the solitude that working on a small scale offers, a familiar scale, my body’s scale, a scale that is very much my soul’s size. 

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