“I consider my craft practice as perhaps beginning in early childhood, where I began to play and experiment with materials, so I approach jewellery making with only those techniques I know best: cutting, folding, colouring in and glueing – skills I have been refining since kindergarten. My work involves a process of deconstruction and reconstruction to investigate the shape and colour characteristics of jewellery pieces”.
Peta Kruger has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and now jeweller. In 2007, she travelled to London and worked as an assistant jeweller to Scott Wilson and Jane Adam at Cockpit Arts. From 2009 – 2012 she was an Associate of the Metal Design Studio and tenant at Adelaide’s JamFactory, during this time participated in numerous exhibitions and residencies, including a year-long JamFactory Metal Design Studio artist-in-residence program at Gilles Street Primary School. In 2011 she received an Australia Council for the Arts Jump grant and funding from the Ian Potter Foundation to undertake a mentorship with German/New Zealand jeweller Karl Fritsch. She currently works from her studio based in Adelaide, South Australia and is studying towards a Masters of Fine Art degree.