After studying at a Fine Arts College in Germany, Claudia Trimbur-Pagel worked for 10 years as a graphic designer in the Paris region. Now working in the north od France, she discovered glass by accident in 2005 and started as a self-taught practitioner. Subsequently, she took several classes with Sarah Hornik, Diana East and Akihiro Ohkama. She is also the author and editor of the book “Glass Bead Trip”.