Silke Spitzer studied traditional jewellery-making at the University of Applied Arts and Design in Pforzheim, Germany. She received a DAAD Scholarship from the Rhode Island School of Design, and in 2002, graduated with a MFA in Jewellery Design. Since then, she has worked as an independent artist in Berlin, where she teaches at CoopGold, a small jewellery school she co-founded in 2011. The school offers instruction to the local community in traditional yet challenging and innovative techniques of jewellery-making. Her work has been showcased in many international exhibitions in Europe and North America. She took part in the exhibition Natural/Artificial, curated by Luzia Vogt and presented at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h in 2012.