Following her apprenticeship as a goldsmith in Neugablonz, from 1987 to 1993, Bettina Dittlmann studied with Professors Hermann Jünger and Otto Künzli at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. From 1989 to 1991, she studied at SUNY/New Paltz, under Jamie Bennett and J. Fred Woell. Her works have been presented in solo and group shows in Europe and North America, and have been acquired by a number of museum collections.
Michael Jank studied design in Munich and engraving and photography at the State University of Oregon. His work has been exhibited frequently.
Bettina Dittlmann and Michael Jank have collaborated on the Foreverrings collection since 1998. In March 2019, the gallery will present an exhibition gathering the two artists and renowned Swiss artist, Sophie Hanagarth.
“Bettina Dittlmann and Michael Jank forge rings; unpolished, archaic and monumental. The technique is timeless, the surface structure arising solely out of the actual process of making.”