Gesine Garz grew up in Uelzen in northern Germany and started her professional career with a painting and varnishing education. This was followed by studies in vocational school teaching in color technology and interior design as well as English in Hanover and Bristol.
After completing her studies, she moved to London in 1995, where after a visit to the goldsmith studio of a friend, she was captured by the love of the goldsmith's profession.
An apprenticeship as a goldsmith at the Sir John Cass School of Art and Design in London was the logical conclusion from this event.
Gesine has always had a great fascination for found objects and the collection of historical / antique objects, and so she developed the interest in Mudlarking, the search for fragments of the past on the banks of the Thames in London. All of the porcelain / pottery shards that she used in her jewelry for the exhibition are original finds from the Thames and come from different centuries.
Currently, Gesine is working for the British National Trust organization National Trust at the Bodiam Castle in Sussex, where she uses her photographic talent commercially. For the remainder of her time, she teaches goldsmithing courses and creates individual trinkets for online and private clients.