Franziska was born in East Germany and received a diploma in Art Therapy and Fine Arts. During university she was trained in various artistic media such as metal work, photography, drawing, painting, print making and sculpture. For the longest time her main interest and favorite way to express herself was through Photography, which is now resurfacing on her pottery pieces.

Moving to Canada completely changed the focus of her life in many ways. Different teachers introduced her to the world of functional ceramics. She started to successfully participate in art and craft shows, first with ceramic jewelry only but soon expanded into making functional dinnerware and some sculptural work. Over the past few years she has been experimented with mixing her love for photography with her love for clay by transferring original photographs onto ceramic dishes and jewelry pieces.