1965 | Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Silvia Walz studied metals design at the Fachhochschule Hildesheim between 1985 and 1991, with a year spent studying at the Escola Massa in Barcelona from 1988 to 1989, where she later taught. She is the wife of Catalan jeweler Ramon Puig Cuyàs and lives in Barcelona. Her jewelry is expressive of her Mediterranean environment. Walz works in mixed media, including various metals, tissue papers, enamel, textiles, woods, resin and ceramic. The titles of her brightly colored assemblages link them to figures from history and myth. Walz’s intention is to create visual records of emotion, which might be shared by the wearer. She is attracted to the magical qualities of jewelry as charms or talismans, and as a conceptual link between people. Silvia Walz’s jewelry has been exhibited internationally at venues in Germany, France, Spain, in United-States and Canada. The gallery represents the artist since 2006.