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I became interested in the production of historic metalwork and early manufacturing techniques while I was enrolled at University (Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, Mainz; Deutsche Volkskunde, Vor- und Frühgeschichte und Anthropologie) from 1986 until 1993. Some of the theories about early metalworking techniques seemed somewhat suspect to me. By experimentation, I proved the validity of these theories. From there, I began to develop techniques for reproducing high quality pieces for museums and private collectors.

These pieces can only be made when the particular methods of their period are used. An ordinary craftsman may not necessarily know the original methods of production to make the piece correctly, but I do. Thus my time is divided between making high quality replicas and studying ancient techniques.

References

My replicas are for sale at these museums:

  • Wall-Museum Oldenburg (i. Holst.)
  • Helms-Museum Hamburg
  • Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde und Vorgeschichte, Oldenburg
  • Archäologischer Museumspark Kalkriese
  • Römisch-Germanisches Museum Köln
  • Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte, Dresden
  • Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg
  • Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte Freiburg i. Br.
  • Landesmuseum Hannover
  • Archäologisches Landesmuseum Konstanz
  • Heimatmuseum Friedberg i. Bay.
  • Stadtmuseum Ingolstadt
  • Historisches Museum Basel (Switzerland)
  • Römermuseum Augst (Switzerland)
  • Schweizer Landesmuseum Zürich (Switzerland)
  • Museum für Urgeschichte Zug (Switzerland)
I have worked for the following museums (a selection):

  • Prähistorische Staatssammlung München
  • Römer- und Bajuwarenmuseum Kipfenberg
  • Lobdengaumuseum Ladenburg
  • Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg
  • Provinzialmuseum Velzeke (Belgium)
  • Hjemsted Oltidspark, Skaerbaek (Denmark)
  • Archäologisches Landesmuseum Konstanz
  • Reiss-Museum Mannheim
  • Landesmuseum Stuttgart
  • Römermuseum Augst
  • Stadtmuseum Offenbach
  • Saalburgmuseum
  • Limesmuseum, Aalen
  • Archäologische Denkmalpflege, Mainz


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