1973 First prize in Handwerkskammer Düsseldorf competition.

1973 First prize in the NRW competition.

1991 Second prize in the glass competition of the Galerie Ewers at Gross St. Martin.

2003 Second prize Immenhäuser Glass Prize

2002/2003 Nomination Pebem glass art prize.

2009 Third prize Immenhäuser Glass Prize

2010 Second prize Glasveredlerpreis zur Glasstec 2010.

2011 State prize NRW

2011 Third prize TGK international competition 2011

2013 Third prize 'Fun with colours'  TGK international competition 2013

2015 Ford Wayne Museum of Art Award

2015 Second prize Immenhäuser Glass Prize

2015 Public prize Immenhäuser Glass Prize




Born 1954 in Uedem, Germany. · 1969 to 73 apprenticeship as glass and porcelain painter with Hein Derix in Kevelaer. · 1973 -81 travelled through Asia, South and Central America and the Middle East. · 1981 - 88 relocated to Munich. Participated in music projects, recordings with eg. Karnataka College of Percussion, Embryo, Dissidenten. Resumed working with glass. First experimental pieces. · 1988 exams for master's certificate. · 1989 Own studio in Kleve.