|1968||born in bremen|
|1989-1993||training and apprenticeship as goldsmith, bremen|
|1993-1995||assistance for a master tradesman in bocholt and achim, germany|
|1995-1997||studied state academy of drawing at hanau, germany, diploma as master goldsmith and state certified designer|
|1996||submission of the ring “perplexed” to the international “camelot 1114” competition at krakau, Poland|
|seit 1997||various exhibitions in germany|
|seit 1998||workshop and atelier in bremen, germany|
|1998-2003||trade fair participation in frankfurt and munich, germany|
|seit 2003||member of the akb bremen and regular participant of their exhibitions, i.e. “ins grüne”, focke park|
|seit 2001||annual christmas exhibitions of bremen’s craftspeople at the historic town hall in bremen, germany|
|seit 2002||annual exhibition ›gold am fluss‹ of the goldsmith guild bremen at the historic town hall in bremen, germany|
|seit 2004||showroom and workshop at Ostertorsteinweg 60 in bremen, germany|
|seit 2005||training of goldsmith apprentices|
|2005||winner of the advancement prize for applied arts, awarded by bremen’s cultural senator|
|2010||special award for the apprentice Sandra schumann by the chamber of commerce as federal winner and 3rd place in the national competition|
|2015||special award for the apprentice toni waldemair by the chamber of commerce|
individuality is one of my first priorities. not only when i design custom made jewelry, but also in my collections. the delicate aesthetics of the pieces i design is their common denominator. as different as they are, the filigree components are the defining feature of my work. the pieces make a statement without being loud. they underline the personality of the wearer without being dominant. fine details not only require the highest workmanship and precision, they also attract special attention. my jewelry combines timeless beauty, worthiness, and craftsmanship. it goes far beyond any fashion trends.
these flowers playfully entwine the skin in silver, gold or in a combination of these precious metals. gemstones can be added as additional accents. finely crafted and filigree in appearance but nonetheless robust and solid: these rings, bracelets, and earrings are sturdy companions for any day and any event. They’re a compliment to nature just as much as to the person who wears them.
unusual and lively, almost as if the material is in motion: these ribbons curl around the neck, arms, fingers, and from the ears. different widths and designs – thin as tagliatelle and wide as la grande – make this collection original and so exceptional, that is was awarded with bremen’s advancement prize for applied arts. masterfully handcrafted, spontaneous, light: the likeness to something as ordinary as noodles or gift ribbons was translated into gold and silver and thereby turned into something absolutely special.
spring – pioneering spirits, warmth, a promise of things to come: the silver rings of this collection are crowned by diamonds in natural colors which symbolize the awakening of the world outside. the golden ring with a diamond is as radiant as the sun. the simplicity of the rings’ design lets the attention focus fully on the stone.
›Tagliatelle‹ was awarded with bremen’s prize for applied art in 2005. comment of the jury:
„dorte peymann’s work, a necklace and three rings, convinced the jury with their high approach to craftmanship and technical mastering. (…)
her work is defined by the observance of daily events such as a curling ribbon. an ordinary occurrence is translated into a material which would not, given its nature, usually move in this fashion. this contradiction causes an ironic suspense which questions the traditional perception of jewelry. the technical precision is hidden behind the impression of ease and spontaneity. the seeming effortlessness and her playful approach completely convinced the jury.“
as a special service we offer to clean and refresh jewelry surfaces free of charge for the first three years after purchase. also, the firm fit of stones should be checked regularly to avoid loss. pearl necklaces should be restrung annually.
making your ideas come true is a wonderful challenge for everyone in the workshop. the first step is a drawing which i prepare in accordance with the customer’s wishes. when this drawing meets approval, the piece is designed in the workshop. the mba graduate rings are one example of custom-made jewelry made by my team and me. but it doesn’t necessarily have to be jewelry: decorative objects such as tealight bowls were designed by us for an exhibition.
every one of my hand-made pieces of jewelry is certified. the certificate guarantees the authenticity of the piece and the materials used. in addition, every piece has a storage number and can therefore be identified at any time. this is essential information for the insurance company in case of loss or theft. also, our accurate documentation helps when a ring size is in question or when a piece of jewelry is to be upgraded or remodeled.