Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Heike Brachlow discovered glass while living in New Zealand, where she worked as a glassblower in a small studio in Rotorua. She received her BA in 2004 from the University of Wolverhampton and her MA in 2006 from the Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been exhibited in the UK, New Zealand, Europe, Japan and in the USA. Heike draws her inspiration from her travels, human interaction, architecture and geometry. Due to a love of unusual colours, she makes her own coloured glass.