My name is Henrike Altes. I was born in Lüdenscheid, Germany in 1978. I studied jewellery design at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD) and graduated in 2017. As a designer I am often telling something about myself in my work. In the same moment I am interested in social and psychological questions. My jewellery pieces are inspired by personal memories, experiences and emotions, which I have as a middle aged woman in our constantly self-optimizing society. I am reflecting about myself and translating this into a broader context.