Sabine Heller was born in 1956 in East Berlin. Her apprenticeship as a carpenter was followed from 1976 to 1981 by studies in ceramic design at the Weissensee Univer­sity of the Arts in East Berlin. From 1984 to 1989 she lived and worked in the artists’ community at Burg Goldbeck in Brandenburg. Since 1989 Heller has run a workshop with Tomas Grzimek in Sieversdorf in the Oderbruch (Brandenburg), where she lives today.