TAKING FORM JADE STUDIO
American Jade Master Peter Schilling
With long experience crafting art objects from a wide range of materials, I’ve come to jade to do my best work. I find jade immensely inspiring and am gratified that my new work is well received from Suzhou to Switzerland.
The Education of an American Jade Carver
1987, Columbia University, NY, MFA in Sculpture
1977, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BFA in Sculpture
Eight years in jewelry model making and bench work for designer jewelers in New York.
Thirty years handling priceless objects while making mounts and installing exhibitions in art museums.
Twenty years designing and carving jade jewelry and sculptures.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, FINE CRAFT SHOWS
2019, Cluster Crafts Jewellery, London, UK
2014 through 2019, Zigang Bei International Jade Exhibition, annual invitational exhibition in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.
2019, American Craft Show, American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD
2018, CraftBoston Holiday and Spring, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
2018, 2019, Art Providence, Providence, RI
2018, 2019, Portland Fine Craft Show, Portland, ME
2013, “Good Enough to Eat: Food as Subject for Craft,” Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, CA
AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS
2014 through 2019, Zigang Bei International Jade Exhibition, Three gold awards, one silver award, one bronze award. Award winning jade sculptures published in exhibition catalogs.
2019, Zigang Bei Symposium, presentation “The Winthrop Jades at the Harvard Art Museums- A Carver’s Inspiration.”
2006, “Peter Schilling- A Passion for Jade,” Ornament Magazine, vol. 30, no. 1 http:/www.ornamentmagazine.org/volume-301