Michael Martin Stoffel
Born March 06.1963 in Munich, Germany
Interests: Beekeeping, hiking, Buddhism, Tai chi, music, reading, cooking, history, tinkering.
1981-1983 Apprenticeship as blacksmith & offset print form manufacturer.
1983-1985 Emergency medical technician as civil service instead of military service.
1985-1990 Apprenticeship as goldsmith with Sévigné Jewelers
Promenadeplatz 10, Munich, Germany.
1990-1992 Goldsmith at Sévigné Jewelers, Promenadeplatz 10, Munich, Germany.
1992-1994 State Academy of Art Hanau, Germany
Master’s title and national certification in jewelry design.
1995-2002 Work as self-employed goldsmith in New Mexico, manufacturing of one of a kind jewelry and contract work for: Mark W. Howard, Luna Felix, The Golden Eye, Fairchild’s & co., Falk Burger, Michael Sugarman Designs.
2002-2006 Self-employed goldsmith in upstate New York
Jewelry on consignment and commissioned pieces at Linde Meyer Gold & Silver, Philadelphia.
2004-2006 Instructor of jewelry making class at the Art center of Troy, NY.
2006-2008 Work as goldsmith at Sévigné jewelers, Munich, Germany.
2008-2015 Establish gallery/workshop in Grafing(Southeast of Munich),Germany Repair, design and manufacturing of one of a kind jewelry
Contract labor for Sévigné Jewelers; Stone setting, bead setting.
2015-2019 Move to South Strafford, VT. Presented work at Designer Gold (Hanover NH), Mount Sunapee Craftsmen Fair (Sunapee NH).
2020-Present Paradise City Arts Fair (Northampton, MA and Marlborough, MA).