German artist based in Leipzig, born 1965 in Dettelbach. Elke started career as a research technician after finishing here degree in Chemistry in 1987, a position she kept for 12 year- before deciding to become a full time artist. In 2003 she graduated with a BA in 3d-Design Ceramics from Batch Spa University before taking a MA in Ceramics & Glass at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London in 2005.

Elke incredible art works has been celebrated in numerous galleries across the world since 2004. Here work has been published in several books and is to day part of several collections from museums such as Musée Ariana in Geneva, the International design Museum in Munich to the World Ceramic Center, Icheon - south Korea to private collections such as Jorge Pérez Collection in Miami.

Elke has been selected for several awards, latest - Finalist in the Loewe Craft Prize 2019.


Selected Awards:   

2019    Finalist Loewe Craft Prize 2019

2019    Shortlisted 10th International Ceramic Biennale GICB Korea 2019, Icheon

2016    Shortlisted XXIVeme Biennale Internationale, Vallauris, Section Container

2015    First Prize, Grassipreis der Carl und Anneliese Goerdeler Stiftung, Grassimuseum, Leipzig

2014    Prix David Miller, Le Printemps des Potiers, Bandol

2012    Ceramic Review Award, Ceramic Art London

2011    First Prize Ceramic Award Diessen

2009    Jurors Choice at the 5th World Biennale CEBIKO, Icheon

2007    Erdwin-Amsinck Award, MKG, Hamburg


Selected Collections:

Jorge Pérez Collection, Miami

Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen

KMB Keramik-Museum, Berlin

Musée Ariana, Geneva

K-Hof Kammermuseen Gmunden

Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe

World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea

The International Design Museum, Munich