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Helen Habtay is a Jewellery Maker from Germany with roots in Eritrea.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Honours in “Jewellery and Accessories” at Middlesex University, London, 2013. Since 2014 she is studying in the Master of Fine Arts program at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Departement of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.



For her work Helen Habtay adresses the mergence of body adornment and body. She creates sculptural jewellery born of geometric forms, made out of ready mades, leather and handcarved gemstones.

The driving force of her work is a continuous inquisitiveness about the relationship between body and adornment, underpinned by what objects mean to us in society.