Silke has been in contact with woodworking from a very young age, and that's not surprising at all: on her father's side, working with wood goes back an impressive four generations! Combine that with a passion for music, and it was almost inevitable that Silke would choose a career as a luthier.
Her passion for music translated into studies of the harp and singing at the music academies of Dilbeek and Halle. Later, she also took up violin lessons.
In 2014, Silke began her studies in violin making and restoration at ILSA, with Tom Van Moerbeke, Erik Buys, and Anton Somers as her teachers. After completing her studies in 2018, she immediately started working in a workshop, where she worked for several years. In 2021, it was time to take the next step, which meant starting her own business while continuing to expand her knowledge. Over the years, Silke has maintained a good relationship with Jessica De Saedeleer, where she also interned. Since 2023, she has been collaborating with Thomas Meuwissen for contemporary instrument making.
In her workshop, in addition to building instruments, Silke also focuses in repairs and restorations. Both amateur and professional musicians find their way to her.