Barbara Heinrich's distinctive work is instantly recognizable. Hers is an intuitive, meditative approach to design that is solidly grounded in an advanced mastery of materials and techniques. Each of her pieces is fabricated by hand, with signature textures created with tools she makes herself. Barbara grew up on a German vineyard that her family has owned since 1545. After technical jewelry training in her homeland, she won a scholarship to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts in upstate New York. She established a studio in Rochester in 1986, and today Barbara Heinrich Studio is a recognized name among galleries and collectors of contemporary fine artist jewelry.