Tanja Mertens

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1971Born in Luanda, Angola
1991-94Enrolled at the “Staatliche Berufsfachschule fur Glas und Schmuck”, Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz, Germany, graduated as goldsmith
1997-99Enrolled at the “Fachschule für Schmuck und Gerät – Werkkunstschule- Schwäbisch Gmünd”, graduated as designer for jewellery and tool with an award
1999Master of craftsmen’s diploma for gold and silversmith with an award
2000Opening exhibition in her own studio, exhibition at the “Kunst & Design Gallerie”, Albstadt Bürgfelden, Germany, exhibition at the “OH Gesellschaft Stetten a.k.M”
2001International Fair Frankfurt, Germany, “Feines Kunsthandwerk” Sinsheim, Germany
2002Inhorgenta München, Germany International Fair Frankfurt, Germany, foundation of “Carador” with Stephanie Henzler, International Jewellery Fair Tokyo
2002 – 04Joined the International Jewellery Tokyo (IJT) in cooperation with D&M Pearl Company