Born in New York into a creative family and growing up in England and the Netherlands, an exciting and globally oriented life defines this 21st century artist. Bibi van der Veldens’ international background was a powerful foundation for her later creative expressions.
It did not take long for her to choose a life passionately dedicated to fine arts. Through her mother, accomplished sculptor Michèle Deiters, she became acquainted with the world of art at a young age. As her earliest childhood memories are those of freshly cut stone, it was not surprising that sculpting became her vocation.
Bibi studied fine arts in Florence, Italy. She developed her skills further at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and finally at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague.
It was already in Florence that her interest in jewellery design grew. Bibi was collecting remarkable antique objects and wanted to do something with them. At the age of 25, she started her Wearable Works of Art jewellery line in 2005, using unique pieces, antiques and personal belongings.