My working life started out as a Medical Doctor in Germany and the UK in surgery and anesthesiology.
In 1998 my husband, two young sons and I arrived in the USA planning to stay for one year. We never went back and my single year as a stay-at-home mom with the kids turned into many wonderful years.
A welding class I took was a life changing experience. Working with metal and power tools, throwing rays of sparks and getting filthy dirty felt like heaven. I have been designing, welding, fabricating, forging and working with patinas ever since.
In 2011 I joined Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio & Foundry in Durham, NC and have greatly benefitted from working in that community of artists. From 2013 to 2016 I served as the President of that Board.