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.

Ortwin Thyssen

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. 

Julia Schreckenbach

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.

Elizabeth Wickes

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.

Sara Zickuhr

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.

Maya Thyssen

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.

Jannis Stracke

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.

Nathalie Evele

Ba Hons Journalism at the University of Kent 2012-2015.

Nathalie is our creative co-ordinator who also has experience in customer service.  She helps make sure our designs come to life in our display window and oversees our social media marketing presence.