Jürgen Meier was born and raised in the small lakeside town of Adliswil, Switzerland. He completed his apprenticeship and earned his certification as a Master Metalsmith in Zurich and then traveled throughout Switzerland, Italy and Germany studying historic architecture while doing preservation work on cathedrals and landmarks.
In 1994, Juergen was invited to New York by his uncle to join the family business producing handcrafted, custom-made metal works. There, he was able to put his background to use designing various works out of specialty metals such as copper, brass, and stainless steel.
After several years in New York, Juergen returned to Switzerland. It was at this point in his life that he became interested in ceramics. He studied under renowned artist MeinradHollenstein. After completing his studies, Meier relocated to the U.S. to pursue his career as a ceramic artist and metal sculptor. In 2002, he moved to New York City where he established his own studio in the Bronx.
In 2007, Juergen unveiled his largest project to date – a massive 18-foot sculpture made out of copper and stainless steel. The piece resides in a private collection in upstate New York. Juergen has become known for his use of his copper and stainless steel combination for large outdoor sculpture pieces.
For the past two years, Juergen has been focused on creating new artworks and building a new company, making custom design objects.