Christa Luhtje

Born: 1941
Place of Birth: Hamburg

Christa Lüthje was born in Hamburg in 1941. She completed an apprenticeship and then attended the Academy of Visual Arts from 1961 to 1967 in Munich, where she studied with Professor Franz Rickert. The classical harmony, the purity of the forms and the sensitive handling of the materials make it impossible to assign her creations to any specific time or epoch. Christa says making jewellery is her passion. She has won two German state prizes and numerous other commendations, and her artworks are represented in major international collections. Christa regards her work as “the endless attempt to capture traces of life and to find forms and expressions for the jewellery.”