2010                                       Masters in visual arts and design Uni SA

2005                                       Gem faceting training, SA

2004                                       Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training Adelaide Tafe SA

1994                                       Opal cutting course, Adelaide SA

1986                                       Fachhochschule Hildesheim guest studies silversmithing under Professor Bunk

1983 – 1984                         Worked as goldsmith in Hannover Germany

1983                                       Contemporary design studies under Gunther Lorenzen

1979 – 1983                         Goldsmith apprenticeship Staatliche Zeichenakademie,

                                               Hanau courses in gem setting, repousse, engraving, sculpture and silversmithing

professional experience

2011                                       JamFactory tenant

                                                Prototyping workshop with Robert Foster, JamFactory

2010                                       JMGA conference, reinterpreting the enameled surface

2008                                       Mentorship with Julie Blyfield, Greg Healy

2007                                       Masterclass with Gis Baker, Mentorship with Frank Bauer

2005 – current                    Lecturer in jewellery making, AC Arts, Adelaide

1993 – current                     Established and operating own studio in South Australia

1993                                       Arrived in Australia and established studio in the Adelaide Hills

1988 – 1993                           Worked and displayed in Gallery in Bremen Germany

1983 –1988                          Own studio in Hannover Germany

solo exhibitions

2010                                       GeoMorphing Jam Factory Adelaide SA            
2009                                       GeoMorphing Zu Design Jewellery and Objects Adelaide SA                     
2008                                        Informing Facets Jam Factory Adelaide SA, Framed NT, Studio Ingot,  VIC                
2004                                        Southern Bite 1000C, Sydney NSW                                                                            
2003                                       Inside SAM‘s Place Gem cutting display, South Australian Museum, Adelaide,          
                                                 Purple Space Jam Factory, Adelaide SA                                       
2002                                         Design Within Makers Mark Sydney and Melbourne                                   
2002                                         Design Within Zu Design Jewellery and Objects, Adelaide SA
1995                                         Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide SA

selected exhibitions

2011                                   Rhopos, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide SA                                                                                                             
                                            Covet, A Survey of Contemporary South Australian Jewellery, Central Gallery, S                                                                                                                   
                                           Welcome Signs, Contemporary Interpretations of the Garland, World, Craft Council

                                           INKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SAILOR… 100 Years, 100 Women, 100 Stories,
                                            100 Brooches, touring exhibition, starting at Artisan Brisbane 

2010                                  National contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffiths, NSW                                                                            
2009                                  Wishlist , Central School Art Adelaide

                                            They Match, Zu Design Adelaide

2009                                    Winter Brooches, studio 2017 Sydney NSW

2008                                    Christmas Rocks, Metalab Sydney NSW

2008                                       Interpretation of Place, Hahndorf Academy SA

                                                refigured/refined, Hahndorf Academy and Craftsouth SA

                                                Off the Hook, Zu Designs Jewellery and Objects SA

2007                                       Contemporary Wearables, Toowoomba NSW

                                                On The Cuff, Zu Designs Jewellery and Objects Adelaide SA

2006                                       Christmas Collection Beaver, Galleries, Canberra ACT

2005                                       Full circle Zu Design, Jewellery and Objects, Adelaide SA

1998                                       Ring show, Zu Design Jewellery and Object, Adelaide SA

1996                                       Vincenca Oro, in Association with Jam Factory Gallery, Vincenca, Italy

1997                                       Tresors, Australian Craft in Singapore, with Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT

1995                                       The Alice Craft Acquisition, Alice Springs NT

                                                Up Front, The Door Exhibition Space, Fremantle WA

1994                                       Bijoutrie Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide SA

                                                Armed  the Door Exhibition Space, Fremantle WA

                                                National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, NSW

1993                                       Second Contemporary Jewellery Biennial, Jam Factory, Adelaide SA

grants and awards

2011                                       Australia Council new  work  grant                                                                       
                                                Arts SA Project Grant, presentation and promotion of Rhopos, an exhibition
                                                of contemporary  jewellery, objects and works on paper produced
                                                by Regine Schwarzer and Catherine Hewitt 

2010                                       Finalist National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith, NSW
2007                                       Arts SA Grant Project Development and Presentation                                             
2001                                        Arts SA Grant New Work                                                                                                                                             
1994                                        Highly Commended, National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith NSW                                                            
                                                  Finalist Awards for Excellence, Goldsmith Guild SA                                            
                                                 Arts SA Project Grant


2011                                       Rhopos, Exhibition review by Christine Nicholls, Asian Art News,

                                                Volume 21, pp 93 -94

2011                                       Rhopos ,self published

2011                                       500 Silver Jewels, Lark Books pp

2010                                       500 Gemstone Jewels Lark Books pp 35, 54, 356

2008                                       Facets of Delineation, Crafts Arts International, issue 74 pp 71 – 73

2008                                       Informing facets, self published, 2008

2004                                       1000 Rings Larks Books pp 256, 292 

2002                                       Designing with Stones, Crafts Arts International Issue 56 pp 51 – 53

1996                                       Narratives in Precious Metal and Stone
                                                Craft Arts International Issue 36 pp 34 – 37


1993 – current                   Accredited Member, Craftsouth: Centre for Contemporary Craft and Design

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