I leave it to others to say what I can't about my own work-
"A story between a variety of Chinese jade revered in these countries and a Western artist who maintains an alchemical relationship with his pebbles. By providing it with a sober, subtle and rigorous formal framework, the cultural and spiritual traditions of the ancestral history of Asian civilizations are reflected here in an imaginative and poetic contemporary context where the stone is thus magnified. The beauty of all of these different works may ultimately lie in this intimate dialogue that arises between the humility of the creator who plays with sensitivity with his mastered art of contemporary sculpture and these jades, a material itself sublime and mystical. contemplative."
-Robert M., Geneva, Switzerland
I just received the earrings and they are beautiful. They hang perfectly. Thoughtfully designed making them both beautiful and easy to wear, which I find lacking in earrings most of the time."
". . . received the beautiful jade pendant! it's a stunner . . . a masterpiece! I am so lucky to be able to own it. The color of the jade is so subtle yet rich, spotless craftsmanship and accessories being nicely incorporated! I love it very much!"
-K. Yim, Hong Kong
"This is my third piece from the artist, and it fully meets my expectations which have been set very high by the previous pieces.
. . . These are unique sculptures that function as jewelry. My daughters have already claimed which one they would like to have someday."
-Susan S., MD
"Peter's work is gorgeous sculpture. More beautiful than photos can capture.
-Serge L-S., Brooklyn, NY
"This is a unique and stunning jade pendant. Communication with the seller was quick and easy and the shipping was also incredibly fast.
I'll probably buy another before the end of the year."
Leslie K., Washington State
"Such amazing artistry in the way this piece was carved. I had fallen in love with this little ghost pendant and couldn't stop thinking about it, so I finally purchased it- so glad I did."
-Erin, Edmonds, WA
"The sculptured pendant is very beautiful. It is an organic shape which feels good to the touch. The creator is a true artist. Arrived quickly."
"Beautiful magatama carving with great attention to detail. The matte finish has a lovely feel to it."
E Jeu, CA
"This is one spectacular piece of sculpture as well as a lovely pendant. I like all of Peter's work, but this one is special. Thanks so much."
K. Fink, MA
"Everything Peter makes is sublime.
I've had the pleasure of witnessing his jade artistry for many years and it only gets better and better. He is a master.
These earrings are instant treasures."
-Kara G., AZ
"This carving is a piece of art. Wearing this piece of luminescent, buttery jade feels like wearing an ancient artifact that is imbued with magical properties."
-M. W., VA
"Amazing jade, amazing carving-exactly what I expected from the pictures. (And the cord! Wow!)"
"Perfection. More beautiful than the pictures. Just heavy enough to feel the earrings, yet not weighty, and they're very grounding when I reach out to touch them."
“As a jade carver I sometimes invite guest artists to exhibit and sell at my gallery in China. The work of Peter Schilling is so distinctive and of such a high standard that it is always a pleasure to have his work on show. He is one of the very few western jade artists who my Chinese customers admire. I think this may in part be due to his profound knowledge of jade and the techniques involved in carving it.”
-Andrew John Shaw, Suzhou, China
“I first saw Peter's work in Ornament magazine and was drawn to the natural shapes and beautiful nephrite jade colors. I bought my first piece by him in 2007. Since then I've purchased many more pieces and had the pleasure of meeting Peter at the Big Sur Jade Festival. Each piece is made with exquisite design and precise craftmanship. I love the elegant, silky finish that he imparts to his pieces. They're not only beautiful to the eye but pleasing to touch and fondle.”
-Elizabeth F., California
“I bought my first Peter Schilling pendant in 2010, and have acquired several more over the years. While no one strictly needs a jade pendant, Peter’s pieces are compelling. The combination of choice of material, design and workmanship results in pieces that are a delight to wear and own. I think of them as miniature sculptures which also serve as jewelry.”
-Hal B., Massachusetts
“Your newest work is a combination of superb design, carving and beautiful choices of jade. There is a gentle soft nature to all of them. Many express a beautiful sense of motion. I look forward to my next piece of yours.”
-Alan B., Maui
I purchased a pair of earrings by Peter as a gift to myself for my birthday. They are classic yet modern. I love the shape, translucency of the jade and the detail in the carving. There is a subtle variation of color that is mirrored on the bottom of each earring. It’s such a sophisticated detail that shows the artistry and attention that goes into each design. I am very satisfied with my purchase and will keep them forever.
-Mary B., MA
“In my researches about jade I regularly came upon the name of Peter Schilling and was astonished at the artistic quality and phenomenal carving techniques of this artist. I got into contact with Peter and was able to buy my first jade from him, a leaf with petiole loop pendant of Wyoming nephrite jade. This extraordinary jade fascinates me every time I look at it and feel the unique aesthetic finish that Peter is able to achieve with traditional methods. I bought a second jade some years later, an absolutely stunning Celt with notches again from Wyoming nephrite jade, but with an entirely different color and texture. These two wonderful jades are high points in my collection, and I intend to expand my collection of Peter Schilling jades sometime in the near future.”
-Robert G., Switzerland
"5 out of 5 stars
Things I love about this pendant:
1) It’s the color of the sea: teal, with frothy white flecks like foam. But like the sea it changes with the light, ranging from deep green to storm blue to a greenish charcoal grey. Even the foam patterns change, depending on angle and intensity.
2) It looks like a hollow kidney bean, but it’s actually a mobius. Imagine a long tube with a triangular cross-section. Bend the tube into a circle, but before you join the ends, *twist* one end 120 degrees. If you trace one surface, you have to go around 3x before you get to the same point. That someone could carve a shape like this freeform boggles my mind.
3) The satin finish + translucence gives it an odd insubstantiality, a fuzziness around the edges. Fitting for a stone with spiritual connotations."
-Katherine D., Arizona