|Born and raised in beautiful Allgäu
|Silversmith Training “Berufsfachschule für Glas und Schmuck” in Kaufbeuren/Neugablonz
|Apprenticeship at the Wiener Silberschmiedewerkstätte
Self-employment as a course trainer for damask and steel ware studies
|Traditional journeyman years
|Foundation of Anselm Littschwager Silver Workshop in Donnersbergkreis
Born in 1985 and raised in Allgäu, I began my silversmith training at the “Berufsfachschule für Glas und Schmuck” in Kaufbeuren/Neugablonz in 2004, becoming a state-qualified silversmith in 2007.
After one year of apprenticing at the Viennese Silversmith workshops in Ebreichsdorf near Vienna, my path towards founding my own silver and tool forge.
I used this time to conduct extensive research and experiments. I supported the “Haus für historisches Handwerk” – House for Historical Trades – in Kempten, Allgäu. I lead courses and supported the service team at the Künstlerhaus Kempten – Artist House Kempten. During this time, I came to the realization that I needed a time of study, free of the time-consuming activity of earning money – before settling into my dream to start my own forge.
My journey travelling in the traditional “Kluft,” walking stick and hat of a journeyman, began on May 10th, 2010. The following two and a half years led me to remote areas of Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. This time was used learning traditional trade methods. I owe my gratitude to countless people who supported my journey by providing work, shelter and their knowledge. I owe a special mention to:
- The inhabitants of “Hof Sarenseck” in Wendland
- Hannes Schnelle, traditional Japanese carpenter
- Roger Berg, knife crafter
- Katarina Pirak Sikku, Artist and Nils-Henrik, writer from Jokkmokk
….Danke, Tak sa mycket!
I ended my journeyman years on December 21st, 2012. Since then, I have been working in my own workshop.