Über Barbara Schmidt

Thank you for your interest in my research and activities within the field of jewellery. For more than 25 years jewellery is my passion. I am happy to share the results with you in my books. Hope you get as addicted as well…

For over 15 years I am heading the Akademie für Gestaltung und Design Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern. As an Industry Research Fellow of The School of Jewellery / Birmingham City University Birmingham City University I enjoy discussions with international staff and students since 2017. While teaching international students i.e. Hochschule Idar-Oberstein or as a jury member it is most inspiring to get new insights in the exchange with experts and professionals. My education started as an apprentice in Munich in high jewellery. To work with Günter Krauss in Stuttgart, Max Wilpert in Freiburg and Prof. Friedrich Becker in Düsseldorf was very inspiring. My studies at the Zeichenakademie in Hanau and the postgraduate Master of Arts in Designmanagement at Birmingham City University gave me a solid background to start my design consultancy.

Work in Public Collections:
Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau
Grassimuseum, Leipzig
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Muzeum Českého ráje, Turnově
Neue Sammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne, München