Peggy Skemp's Profile
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.
In 2008 Peggy started making jewelry full-time but continued augmenting her studies with technical masters. She studied traditional hand-engraving and stone setting at Le Arti Orafe in Florence, Italy; granulation with Harold O'Connor; Hinge…
- Born on November 27
- Joined February 5, 2008