Ursula Maurer attended the "advanced technical college of design" (Fachhochschule für Gestaltung) in Würzburg from 1989 to 1990. She then completed a "ceramic apprenticeship" (Keramiklehre) from 1990 to 1993 before she finished with a diploma as a certified ceramic designer from the "technical college of Applied Ceramic Design" (Fachhochschule für Keramikgestaltung) in Höhr-Grenzhausen. Since 1997, she has a master in ceramics.
Soon after she founded her own ceramics workshop. Since 1999, her husband (Kurt Ewald) and her have been working with bronze.