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Peter Kosterich

From Peter Kosterich’s childhood, he has always been fixing, tinkering and modifying bikes, toys, and whatever he thought he could improve.  He was the neighborhood “fix it kid”.  This evolved over the years into a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pratt Institute in New York, and his Handyman business of 31 years, Perau Associates in Columbia, Maryland.

While at Pratt Institute, many of Peter’s friends were Artists in various media, so while he was learning engineering, he was also learning design.    And yes, he continued modifying tools for both himself and his friends.

His knowledge of engineering skills coupled with a side education in design, and love of experimenting and modifying, led him to working with precious metals and making Jewelry.

Under the guidance of precious gem and precious metal artist Kevin White, Peter began his journey into a second profession, Jewelry Designer.

Peter’s work is generally abstract in nature as he continues to push the limits of his tools and materials.  All are completely original designs and completely handmade.  Most are %92.5 Sterling Silver and some include embedded cubic zirconia, or diamonds.  And some are Copper and Brass with various patinas. Peter creates his own texture plates for design embossing patterns.

Peter also collaborates with his wife Elizabeth Kosterich, also a Jewelry Artist, with a primary media of Professional Clay, to create unique designs incorporating both the precious metals and the clay. Peter and Beth live in Columbia, Maryland.


Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Suite 2063

Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building

 

Gallery Hours

Thurs-Sun 11am-6pm
Other days/times by appointment

 

Deborah Maklowski allowed me to video her colored pencil demo; she began drawing at 12:30 & stopped at 4:30. Besides checking out a students progress (18 seconds) and a lunch break she worked steadily. Imagine if the world paid artists by the hour… Please watch the videos carefully, Deborah lost her kneaded eraser, & we can’t find it, if you see it roll off the table let us know. ☺️ #innerworkingsouterjourneys #horsespiritartist See MoreSee Less

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Have you seen the show ‘Inner Workings, Outer Journeys’ with artwork by Deborah Maklowski & Allison Pasarew yet? Well even if you have – stop by tomorrow to meet artist Deborah Maklowski between 1 & 4 pm, 9/26. She’ll be doing a colored pencil demo, and answering questions about her work.
NEXT Sat, 10/3 Meet Allison Pasarew when she does the same! #InnerWorkingsOuterJourneys
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Allison Pasarew wraps, weaves & "sews" her sculptures using impossibly thin wire repurposed from today’s broken & replaced technology. Here Allison stands with her, very impressed, Dad.
Inner Workings, Outer Journeys with Allison Pasarew & Deborah Maklowski runs though Sun, Oct 4th.
#InnerWorkingsOuterJourneys at #HorseSpiritArtsGallery, the gateway to Historic Savage Mill.
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We’re located at:

Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063
Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building

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