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).

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