|1964||Born in Hamburg, Germany|
|1987–1991||Hanau State Academy|
|Since 1991||Has been running her atelier, located today in Augsburg|
With her Geckos necklace (1994) and her Frogs necklace (1996), Gitta Pielcke set herself deliberately apart from the austere jewelry design prevailing back then. For more than 20 years, she wanted her jewelry themed around the plant and animal worlds to be primarily fun. For some time now, this jewelry designer has been striking a more serious tone, creating politically motivated brooches and necklaces that challenge the way people treat and exploit animals. Focusing mainly on industrialized livestock farming as a consequence of our thoughtless consumerism and the extinction of species, she often combines organic materials, such as animal bones, eggshells and feathers, with metal. “I want the new pieces to be thought-provoking due to their simple messages, but at the same time to be aesthetically pleasing as well,” says Gitta Pielcke.