Originally from Germany, Jutta arrived in Canada in 1966 and quickly fell in love with the country and what it had to offer. The encouragement of her high school art teacher in the late sixties led Jutta to pottery, which held her interest for almost 25 years. It resulted not only in the creation of her own award winning pottery studio, but also in being a founding member of a Regional Potters' Guild, whose membership has since reached well over 200. Jutta’s love for nature and an inescapable desire to capture it took her from clay to photography and ended in fine art. This allowed her the freedom to add her own interpretation to the subjects of her choice. Her tactile approach - and not shying away from experimenting and developing new techniques through multilayered and textured backgrounds - is an attempt to give her paintings that recognizable element.