Born and raised in Sudan (Africa) and along the Lake of Zurich, Switzerland, I became interested in art and design at an early age. I began studying classical goldsmithing techniques in my teens, graduatin in 1980. A year later, I moved to Southern California, where I worked for the established jewelry houses Bosshard/JFA Designs in Costa Mesa, and Silverhorn in Santa Barbara. In 1993 I opened my own design studio in Santa Barbara. After my former teacher offered me to take over his jewelry business in Küsnacht, I returned back to Switzerland in autumn 2010.
My fine art jewelry has been exhibited at museums like the ‘Bowers Museum’ in Santa Ana, California. And I won seven design prices in Switzerland and the USA.