Ursula Grube was born in Germany. She completed an apprenticeship as a Goldsmith at Die Goldschmiede in Julich and has more than 20 years professional experience. She holds a degree in industrial design from the University of Frankfurt and also studied jewellery design at the Edinburgh College of Art. During her last 8 years in Germany Ursula worked for a jewellery gallery in Hamburg as a designer. Her work is voluminous, sometimes literally weighty and in other works the appearance of volume contrasts with lightness. Ursula has been living and working as an independent jeweller in New Zealand since December 2009.