About

My work is intended to ignite curiosity and invite exploration. Open your heart, look closer.

 

Peggy Skemp learned metalsmithing and gemology at The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) before going on to earn a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007) with a focus in sustainable design. She learned hand-engraving, granulation and traditional stone setting techniques at Le Arti Orafe in Florence, Italy.
 

Peggy Skemp Jewelry was located in Chicago, IL for many years, voted "Best Jeweler" by the Chicago Reader 2013.  In 2014 Peggy expanded, moving the shop to its own building on a 20 acre hobby farm in south eastern Wisconsin.  The driftless property is a work-in-progress with a 60-tree orchard of mixed organic fruits ever-expanding gardens and a mushroom labyrinth/maze inoculated with 12 species of edible shiitakes, lions mane and oyster fungi. All of these experiments in sculptural permaculture are informing Peggy's new art jewels.