After finishing a goldsmith apprenticeship, Claudia Hoppe studied jewellery and product design at the University of applied arts Düsseldorf, Germany and in Barcelona, Spain at the Escola Massana. In 2003 she started her own workshop in Düsseldorf, specializing herself in making jewellery for the wrist. After ten years of work experience she went back to study sculpture and installation in Belgium at the PXL-MAD School of Arts, where she also part-time teaches today.
Claudia Hoppes work unites traditional goldsmith knowledge and contemporary influences from product and jewellery design, installation and sculpture. With her bangles of minimalist geometry and radiant colours she creates counterparts to the natural colours and lines of the human body. „Contrasts turn life into an adventure. My challenge is to discover and experience them through my work.”
Her pieces are on display at international exhibitions and galleries and have won numerous awards.