Meet The Makers
We are an experienced team of jewellers with a wide range of technical skills, years of experience and plenty of talent at the bench.
Goldsmith 1991 Muenster, Graduated in Dusseldorf 1996
Ortwin is our Head Jeweller and opened the shop in 2006. Ortwin’s passion for metalwork began at an early age and he is proud to continue the artisan tradition of the ancient jewellery makers. This is the heart of his ‘Design vom Handwerk’ ethos. An ideal and practise that he fosters with all of the team.
Goldsmithing, Silversmithing and Jewellery Design (BA Hons), Kent Institute of Art and Design, Rochester 2001
Andy designed and made his first pieces at just 17. Following many years working in Hatton Garden he desired a more progressive and open approach to jewellery design. Andy found that at Thyssen, joining in 2012. He is known for his fine Diamond mounting.
Jewellery Design (BA Hons) National University of Art and Design Dublin 2011, Work placement with a Dutch goldsmith in Delft 2010
With the company since 2011, Julia possesses a talent for fine detail work and enjoys working closely with customers to realise their personal designs.
Jewellery Manufacture Level 2 Diploma, Holts Academy, London 2013
Elizabeth has continued to learn her craft with the company since joining in 2012. A natural jeweller, she learns quickly at the bench. She is accustomed to using a variety of precious materials and techniques.
Jewellery Apprenticeship, Freiburg 2012. Meister Jeweller, Münster 2015. Gemstone Stetting, Germany 2016.
Sara enjoys the variation that working in a jewellery maker’s provides her. Whether it is designing and making creative new pieces or learning and refining new skills, she is always looking for new challenges.
Student & Occasional Jewellery Maker.
Maya started spending time in her father’s workshop when she was just three-years old. Initially she made wire sculptures and pictures and continues to expresses her creativity in interesting and unexpected pieces.
Apprenticeship Besuden-Willig Leer, Germany 2013-2017
Internships: In Iceland 2017 and Dublin 2017.
Jannis is one of our new members of staff, who is taking the place of Julia who is looking after her baby. Based in the workshop, he likes that at the end of the working day he has a physical piece of jewellery in his hands. Jannis believes that the bench is a place that allows him to be creative.
Ba Hons Journalism at the University of Kent 2012-2015.
Nathalie is one of our new members of staff. She is another one of our creative co-ordinators. And works alongside Ella to ensure that the designs come to life in our display window. Nathalie has years of experience in customer service and is dedicated to mediating our social media pages.