Iris Merkle
1972 Born in Aalen
1994–1995 Trainee as a goldsmith
1996–2001 Studies Jewelry Design, Pforzheim and Helsinki
Since 2006 Studio in Stuttgart
2014 State Award: Design Art Craft, Baden-Württemberg for Necklace Falter & Flötenspiel

Iris Merkle

Iris Merkle compares creating jewelry to telling stories. “I make jewelry for people, and I am delighted when it is being worn.” In her jewelry, she also gives artistic expression to themes that she really cares about. She is currently working on the themes of parting and loss, of mourning and death, using relics that she finds in nature, which are then incinerated in the casting process. Cast in metal, they convey a sense of beauty and evanescence, radiating a charm that is all their own. When the individual elements, loosely arranged on a cord, touch each other, they produce delicate sounds and melodies. Thus these creations can either be worn as jewelry, or used as wind chimes that will develop a beautiful patina.

Represented by

  • Germany
      • Iris Merkle

        Address Traubenstraße 55 A
        70176 Stuttgart
        Phone 0711 21844777
        Times Wed–Fri 2 pm–7 pm
        Sat 11 am–4 pm
        and upon appointment

        ART AUREA available
  • Switzerland
      • Friends of Carlotta

        Address Neumarkt 22
        8001 Zürich
        Phone +41 (0)44 261 87 07
        Times Tue–Fri 12 am–2 pm
        and 3 pm–6.30 pm
        Sat 11 am–4 pm