After her training as a goldsmith, Simone Geißler studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg in the gold and silver smithing class. She completed her course of studies with Professor Ulla Mayer in 2006 as a master student. After numerous international exhibits, Simone Geißler opened her Workshop Gallery in the Nuremberg Old Town, opposite the medieval St. Sebald Church.
The strict differentiation between fine arts and crafts was already called into question more than 100 years ago by the Bauhaus and other modern Avant Garde movements. For Simone Geißler, handicraft, design and art are inseparably tied to one another.
Frequently Simone Geißler places the specific characteristics of a given material in creative focus and designs her jewelry based on the material itself. Other works reflect traditional forms of jewelry which are transformed into a contemporary design idiom. Everyday chance discoveries and observations also provide inspiration which is transformed into jewelry. In this context, works that reveal the beauty of imperfection are created: Forms, structure and surface areas with a very individual, special aesthetic are brought into being.