Gertrud Müller

mosaic crafter

1965 born in Halle/Saale in Germany

Lived in Merseburg, Leipzig, Berlin, Managua, Kiel, London, Tashkent, Kiev, Ankara, Brasilia, now lives in Beijing

1985 Professional degree in Occupational Therapy, 3 years work experience

1997 Masters degree in Sociology, 4 years work experience in research and administration of NGO’s

2003 postgrad certificate in project evaluation, freelance work in evaluation and research for 9 years in UK, Uzbekistan and Ukraine

2012 first contact with mosaic making at “Dogal Tas Dekoratif Tasarim” Atelier of Mustafa Salih Kamanlioglu in the old city of Ankara/Turkey

2012 – 2015 apprentice of Mustafa Salih Kamanioglu, Ankara/Turkey

2015 July-August apprentice of Nusret Özdemir, Gaziantep, Turkey

2014/15 guest student of mosaic restoration class at School of restoration at Ankara University with Prof Hande Kökten

2015 May participant at floor mosaic course at Mosaic School, Ravenna, Italy with Luciana Nottorni

2015/16  Ayvalik Mosaic – design and execution of  floor & wall mosaic for turkish bath room in Ayvalik/ Turkey

2016 opening of mosaic studio “mosaic moments” in Brasilia/Brazil: own works, commissions, community mosaics, courses in roman style mosaic making and