peggy ritschel

 I was born and raised in Los Angeles, where I worked in the jewelry trade, carving
original waxes for mass production in the
Jewelry manufacturing industry. I also worked in a production stained glass studio,
fabricating large stained glass pieces.
After moving to Omaha in 1993, I began exploring my interests in welded sculpture and now teach at Metropolitan Community College. 
Along with gold and silver, I work in mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper and cement. My passion is welded sculpture. The process is something I truly thrive on. I feel a sense of being one with the medium I am working with. After winning the Village Point Project and the Five Fountains Sculpture, all I can think about is “Big Sculptures”& “Public Sculpture”. 

I feel blessed to be able to do the things that fill me up!