Born in Switzerland in 1969, she trained as a wig maker and make-up artist
for theatre, TV and film. In 1992 Tatjana moved to New Zealand where she
studied 3D design at Unitec in Auckland. Intrigued by the narrative between
the object and the wearer, she majored in contemporary jewellery.
Deconstructing and reconstructing is a big part of Tatjana’s process, where she
explores and develops her ideas through lengthy experimentations.
Sometimes an idea leads, sometimes the materials.
Since 1998 she lives with her family in Northland, New Zealand and exhibits
extensively in NZ, Australia and Europe.