1930
born in Prenzlau, Germany

1949–1951
Potters-apprenticeship

1952–1956
Education at Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart

1956–1968
Head of Ceramics-Department at College of Art & Design in Kiel

1968
Silvermedal at V.International Ceramics Exhibition in Istanbul

1968–1970
Adviser to West-Pakistan-Small-Industries-Corporation in Lahore

1970–1978
Lecturer at Fine-Art-Section of University of Art & Design in Kiel

1972
Member of International Academy of Ceramics Geneva, IAC
www.aic-iac.org

1973
First price at German Ceramics '73, Westerwald-Competition

since 1973
Joint studio with Christa Gebhardt in Falkendorf
www.christa-gebhardt.de

1975
Special-award at German Ceramics'75, Westerwald-Competition

1977
Second price at German Ceramics'77, Westerwald-Competition

1978
Professor at University of Art & Design in Kiel

1984
Foundation member of "Gruppe 83", German members of IAC
www.gruppe83.de

1984
Cultural award of the City of Kiel

1986–1989
Conductor of the Ceramics-Center-Kiel

1991
Artist in residence at the Opening-project of the European-Ceramics-Workcenter in 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

since 1991
Member of Professional Union of Artists Germany

1992
Special-Judges-Award at the 3rd International Ceramics-Competition in Mino, Japan

1994
Retired from University-service

1999
Lecturer and adviser to China-National-Academy of Fine Arts in Hanhzhou, PR of China

2001
Appointment as Guestprofessor to China-National-Academy of Fine Arts in Hanhzhou, PR of China