Maike likes the intimate scale of jewellery making. Jewellery is deeply personal to the wearer. When worn, it reveals something about personality and communication to the world. Maike has been exploring the relationship between stone and metal for many years - stone seems hard and unyielding but is a very sensitive material to hold and wear. Precious metal carries many meanings, from monetary to sentimental. It is willing to be worked and shaped and wants to please.