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.
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
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