S4-06: Peter Gilroy, Choose Adventure

For the Love of Jewelers: A Jewelry Journey Podcast Presented by Rio Grande

Sep 22 2023 • 47 mins

Peter Gilroy is an industry innovator and artisan forged by his passion for rock climbing and self-inspired mantra, “Choose adventure.” After working during summers for his uncle, master goldsmith Phil Poirier, and internalizing years of jewelry-making knowledge, Peter now owns Bonny Doon Hydraulic Presses and Tooling. Additionally, he runs his own design business, offering jewelry, hats, belts and accessories. As a true advocate for sharing knowledge, he often teaches classes on die making and using Bonny Doon tools and machinery. Listen in as he chats with host Courtney Gray on this episode of the For the Love of Jewelers podcast about combining his passion for the outdoors with designing artistic, meaningful jewelry. Through creative experimentation and fearlessly turning mistakes into successes along the way, Peter shares his perspective on artistic freedom. They discuss the importance of “play” in the learning and design process, a brief touch on the history of Damascus steel and so much more!

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