About us

 

We welcome you to the Ringschmiede Berlin!

 

The team of the Ringschmiede are Jens, Francesca, Anne & Bettina.

We support you in the implementation of your ideas. The focus is on joy and fun. During the entire workshop, we will be at your side with our professional advice and personal experience and help you to realise your wishes and ideas.

In the section A look into our workshop you can gain a closer insight into our ring forge.

Team Ringschmiede I ringschmiede.de

 Our team is there for you

Jens

As the founder of Ringschmiede, it is my concern for my team and me to offer an environment together with our customers in which everyone feels comfortable. This creates a dynamic in which people value each other. This forms the optimal basis between clients and service providers to create new results with joy. I always enjoy finding unconventional solutions together with my clients.

Since 1997 I have been working as a goldsmith in my own workshop in the beautiful, old factory building Studio house Mengereile.

Jens Martens - Owner of Ringschmiede Berlin | Ringschmiede.de
Ringschmiede Team Member Course Instructor | Ringschmiede.de

Francesca

Since 2018, I have enjoyed teaching the courses at the Ringschmiede and feel very comfortable in our team. I particularly enjoy working with people, developing ideas and putting them into practice.

As an Italian jewellery designer from Perugia, I have always been open to adventures to learn new goldsmithing techniques since my goldsmithing training. So I completed my BFA in Florence at the Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery. This was followed by my MFA at SUNY New Paltz in the USA. Various internships, including silversmithing, then took me to England, where I completed a working residency at the School of Jewellery. During this time I specialised in Mokume Game, a technique I continue to experiment with today.

In addition to my work at Ringschmiede Berlin, I develop my own jewellery collections as a freelance designer.

 

ANNE

After starting my training as a goldsmith at the IKA in Belgium, I completed it in Melbourne and complemented it with a Masters in Interior Design in Australia. With my background in architecture, I have always been interested in all facets of the design process, right through to completion. Therefore, I find it great to share exactly these steps with clients of Ringschmiede Berlin. 

I look forward to accompanying you on the adventure of making a piece of jewellery with your own hands.

Anne as part of the Ringschmiede team I Ringschmiede.de
Ringschmiede Team Member Organisation | Ringschmiede.de

Bettina

I am responsible for all organisational matters within the Ringschmiede. If you have any questions regarding consultations, course dates and all other matters concerning the Ringschmiede Berlin, I will be happy to assist you.

As a trained goldsmith, after my intermediate diploma at the HFG Pforzheim, I completed my studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam with a BA of Design in the field of jewellery and objects. After various excursions in the visual arts and many years of working on theatre sets, I have been running my own jewellery label in Berlin since 2013, alongside my administrative work at the Ringschmiede.

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