|1955||Born in Stuttgart|
|1974–1980||Attended Hochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim, earned diploma as jewelry designer|
|1981–1992||Studied ethnology and philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin, graduated with M.A. degree, since 1983 field research at the Horn of Africa|
|Seit 1982||Workshop in Berlin; also a workshop in Greece since 2000|
|Seit 2005||Event gallery for jewelry in Berlin|
Martina Dempf is a jewelry designer and ethnologist. Her imaginative creations are inspired by the traditions of exotic cultures which she personally experienced and explored during her research expeditions and workshops in Africa, the Near East and Asia. Nature is another source of inspiration for Martina Dempf, who confronts the electronic “noise” of the information society with authentic artifacts that bear traces of their maker’s hand. Each object has a story all its own. “I hope it will spark the curiosity and imagination of its beholders and make them want to explore its story, take the object in their hands, try it out and adorn themselves with it,” says this versatile designer, whose objects are not created for quick consumption. The prices range from 400 to 2,000 euros.