THE ARTIST HANS LEO PETERSINTERNATIONAL GOLDSMITH / METAL ARTIST 1941 born in Buederich / Düsseldorf, school time, apprenticeship in Duesseldorf 1962-1966 Study of Goldsmith Art at WKS (FHS Design) Düsseldorf, Diploma Till 1975 home and studio, life and work in Dueseldorf, Germany then Atelierhaus Peters Ratingen, Germany Since 2002 Resident of New Zealand Studio AOMOTU Coromandel-Peninsula Since 2015 Studio Golden Art, Whitianga, New Zealand Self-employed as Goldsmith / Metal Artist since 1966 Most awarded Goldsmith Artist with 33 Awards including Diamonds International Award 1965,(student), 1967,1968, 1990, 1994 Coloured Diamonds Award, World Winner 1992 German State Award for Art Craft, NRW 1977, International State Award 1978 International Judge of the DIA, New York 1976 and 1977 with this Laudation: “Hans-Leo Peters is one of the leading contemporary goldsmiths. With his work, this has gained worldwide recognition, and his creative approach, he gives new impetus to the whole world of jewellery time and again.” Exhibition of the year SCHMUCKBILANZ 1966-1997 Since 1998 GOLDEN ART® Invention of several Goldsmith techniques, kinetic and variation techniques, Discoverer of the Op Art, Braille Art and many orientations in the Goldsmith Art Inventor of the Braille Art Sky Sculpture in Third Dimension World-wide exhibitions, Publications, International Judge THE METAL ARTIST Hans-Leo Peters had made his apprenticeship as a silversmith. 1963 his apprentice exam work, a chalice, was awarded as the best exam work in Germany. In his artist career as an International Goldsmith he created Metal and Stone Sculptures too and 2007 he invented the Braille Art Sky Sculptures. Since Hans-Leo Peters is on a new artistic journey.