Therese Hilbert was born 1948 in Zurich. She trained as a Goldsmith at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich. Following this she worked for several jewellers in Zurich, Bern and Munich in the early seventies before studing for six years under Professor Hermann Jünger at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. She has been recognised with prestigous prizes: the Federal Stipend of Switzerland in 1972/74/75, the Herbert Hofmann - Prize IHM, Munich 1974, the Prinz Luitpold Prize 1985, the Munich sponsor ship award for the applied arts of the city of Munich 1986 and the Bavarian Stateprize in 2001. Since 1969 she exhibits internationally. Here works are in public collections in Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Boston, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hanau, Houston, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Munich, New York, Pforzheim, Tokyo and Vienna. She lives and works in Munich.