Ulli Kaiser was born in Austria and studied Textile Art and Art Education (emphasis Painting) at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst "Mozarteum" Salzburg, (university for music and dramatic arts), gaining the degree "Mag. Art." with honours. After several years in Hong Kong where she taught Art and was involved in bookbinding, Asian jewellery, and textile techniques, she moved to England in 1998 and now designs and works from her studio near Guildford, Surrey.

Ulli Kaiser portrait
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Ulli creates stunningly beautiful contemporary jewellery with her interest in different creative techniques, a rich array of colours and material diversity. Linking all her works is the hardly known technique of bead-crochet, where hundreds of beads, such as seed pearls, shells, antique facet-cut glass beads or tiny gemstones are strung and crocheted with.

She finds her inspirations in myths and legends, vintage objects, and old botanical studies. Her work evolves while making and presents itself in unique, one-off pieces.

Selected Exhibitions: 

LOOT (Museum for Art and Design), New York

Goldsmith Fair, London

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK

Art in Action, Oxford

Harley Gallery, Welbeck

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk

South Hill Park, Berkshire