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Peggy Skemp makes unusual, sculptural jewelry and art objects, employing a variety of traditional metalsmithing techniques.
Peggy studied gemology and jewelry manufacture at GIA immediately after high school, then worked at as a goldsmith earning a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the middle of art school Peg become obsessively interested in scientific medicine and began pursuing pre-med/ biological science studies at De Paul University concurrently with her art education. She found herself making small wearable, dissectible specimens as study references, similar to the dissectible heart lung and brain jewelry she is known for today.

Peggy studied traditional hand-engraving and stone setting at Le Arti Orafe in Florence, Italy; granulation with Harold O'Connor; Hinge and Mechanism-making with Charles Lewton-Brain and casting at Revere Academy, San Francisco…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 27
  • Joined February 5, 2008

Favorite materials

silver, gold, copper, porcelain, enamel

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About

Peggy Skemp makes unusual, sculptural jewelry and art objects, employing a variety of traditional metalsmithing techniques.
Peggy studied gemology and jewelry manufacture at GIA immediately after high school, then worked at as a goldsmith earning a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the middle of art school Peg become obsessively interested in scientific medicine and began pursuing pre-med/ biological science studies at De Paul University concurrently with her art education. She found herself making small wearable, dissectible specimens as study references, similar to the dissectible heart lung and brain jewelry she is known for today.

Peggy studied traditional hand-engraving and stone setting at Le Arti Orafe in Florence, Italy; granulation with Harold O'Connor; Hinge and Mechanism-making with Charles Lewton-Brain and casting at Revere Academy, San Francisco.
In 2015 Peggy's workshop moved from a home office in Chicago to a remodeled, expansive workshop on a 20 acre permaculture farm in the heart of the "Driftless" region of Wisconsin. In this setting Peggy has vastly expanded her opportunities as a craftswoman.

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