Architecture is German artist Katja Schlegel's primary source of inspiration, although music, theatre, film, and art also fuel her creativity. She juxtaposes color, texture and dimension, working directly with her materials, rather than sketching beforehand. Schlegel studied at Staaliche Berufsfachschule für Schmuck und Gerät and then went on to freelance and lecture in the field. She has exhibited her work at home and abroad. In 2002 Schlegel opened her own gallery, Schlegelschmuck, in Munich where she continues to work and exhibit her work as well as that of other artists.