Wilfried Markus, was born in 1947, in Germany. Became self supporting with kiln worked and lamp worked glass in 1983, after his training and a master craftsman’s diploma in hand working glass. He developed his own distinct voice after many years’ travelling as a student and training with, for example, Peter Novotný and Cappy Tompson and has been active as a teacher in glass schools such as Kosta in Sweden, Bild-Werk Frauenau and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul. In 2007 he was Artist in Residence at the Glashütte Eisch in Frauenau. Wilfried Markus lives and works in Rheinfelden.