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Peter Prip, the son of Danish master metalsmith John Prip, was born in Denmark, shortly before his father came to teach at the Rhode Island School of Design. Prip attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen, and after an apprenticeship with Ronald Pearson, launched a career as a studio metalsmith and jeweler. Over the years he also did product development work for Reed and Barton as well as freelance design and model making for the jewelry industry. Today Prip acknowledges that he prefers the forms and shapes inherent in making sculpture from metal; in his words he “honors the material in different ways.” Prip has been an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Industrial Design at RISD since 1988 and maintains a fresh enthusiasm for working with new students.
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Joseph A. Chazen, M.D.
Prip, Peter and Goulis, Richard, "Peter Prip" (2013). NetWorks RI | RISD Faculty Profiles. 21.