Renate was born in born in Germany where she resides today.
She had her professional goldsmith's training at Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau
Renate spent her career working for various jewellers in Germany.
She received her Meister Degree in 1993 from the Bavarian Handwerkskammer (Chamber Of Crafts).
Her Art Clay instructor's training was completed in 2012 with Roswitha Schwarz. She is now an Art Clay senior instructor.