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BAUHAUS trained designer-jeweler Birgit Kupke-Peyla

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Birgit Kupke-Peyla (Jewelry) Salinas, CA — Booth #464

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.

“My work is quiet yet dramatic, confident and delicate, complex in its apparent stillness and simplicity. I create precious one-of-a-kind and designer line pieces of jewelry that harmonize with the human form with ease and elegance, expressing the wearer’s individuality.”

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.