My name is Marieke Gerrits. I was born in 1964 in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.
After various wanderings I settled in France in the spring of 2018. Together with my husband I live in a gentle hamlet in the department of Cantal.

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Afbeelding Bulgarije
After having worked in health care for an extended period, one day the almost forgotten desire to become a goldsmith came to the surface again.
And so it began.

I mastered the basics of craftsmanship with goldsmith Dieuwke Raats, after which I got the taste for it with jewellery designer Frank van Zwicht.
This is what I want to do, this makes me happy.
So in 2014 I decided to join the Gold- and Silversmith Professional Training at Ben van Helden in Zeist. In September 2016 I graduated as Master Goldsmith.

Since then I work as a freelance goldsmith.
Afbeelding afkookpannetje.
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In my workshop, located in the former stable of our 500 year old house, I forge my own collection.
I like to work with silver. Sometimes gems find their place in my work. I am also fascinated by the possibilities titanium offers. Occasionally I use synthetic resin, coral, or something else that matches the design.
Most of the jewellery and objects I make are for sale. In addition, I would be happy to make a piece in commission, in accordance with your wishes.
Information about the possibilities of buying a piece of jewellery or an art object from me can be found on the page 'Info & Contact'.
Atelier binnenkant
Marieke
Marieke Gerrits
Goldsmith | Fine artist

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June 2018