If I can believe my mom, I was an artist at the tender age of 1 1/2. I started out with paper and crayons, and worked my way through yarn, pottery, silver smithing, sewing, you name it. But as a proper German child, I gave in to my parents wishes and went to law school. I discovered bead making at the age of 35- and never looked back. But more so than MAKING beads, I am passionate about teaching what I know to fellow Beadmakers around the worldI am very much looking forward to experiencing the special atmosphere at William Holland.