Mirjam Rothkamm was born in 1963 in the French part of Switzerland and grew up in Germany. In the late 70s, she studied glass design and then worked for the founder of the International Studio Glass Movement Erwin Eisch before moving to the South of France to continue her art studies. Mirjam returned to Germany in 1984 where she lived with her family in the mountains in a 200 year old farmhouse, and opened her art studio. She worked as an artist until 2000. During this time she exhibited in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Denmark, the USA and in the following museums:
Glasmuseum Frauenau / Germany
Musee du Verre Sars Poteries / France
Glass museum Ebeltoft / Denmark
From 1995 to 1999, she also studied Art therapy, Gestalt therapy and spiritual psychology and later worked with handicapped youth, people with severe brain injuries, abused children, cancer patients and dying children and adults. Mirjam has also been a Meditation teacher for over two decades, running spiritual retreats in different countries in Europe, the USA and Australia and also worked in private practice. In 2002 Mirjam immigrated to Western Australia where she still lives with her family.
On her many travels around the world, Mirjam became friends with the High Shaman of Africa as well as some aboriginal elders in Australia and also visited a tribe in the Amazons in Brazil where she had the privilege to study different forms of shamanism. In 2015, she decided to solely dedicate her time to her art.