Barbara Stehr was born in Weetzen near Hannover in 1936. She’s doing a study at the Werkkunstschule in Hannover, Germany between 1957 and 1958. She pursues her studies in art education and work teaching at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg (1958-1963), first art education and work teaching, painting, then ceramics at Otto Lindig and Liebfriede Bernstiel and from 1960 with Jan Bontjes van Beek. 1961-62 own workshop in Hamburg, 1963 in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe / Holstein. In 1970 design activity for the faience – and stoneware factory Søholm A / S in Rønne on Bornholm (Denmark). In 1981 guest professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. 1987-2002 Professor at the University of applied sciences Rhineland-Pfalz, Setup and management of the Institute for artistic ceramics and glass in Höhr-Grenzhausen.