Birgit Kupke-Peyla’s career in metals, melding her aptitude for small scale and her interest in design, started with an apprenticeship with a young goldsmith, who helped her expand her education in the metal arts field. She attended Staatliche Zeichenakademie in Hanau, which followed a BAUHAUS -style curriculum–combining classical training in the trade of gold-smithing with drafting, drawing and design. After graduation, she worked side by side with a certified master jeweler.
The pieces of her collection are made in gold combined with sterling silver. Her design philosophy has evolved from modern German design-bold, clean with geometric components-and is deeply rooted in the European Goldsmithing tradition.
View her dramatic jewelry pieces at the 35th La Quinta Arts Festival, March 2-5, 2017.