Peta Kruger began her Bachelor of Visual Arts at Adelaide Centre for the Arts majoring in jewellery in 2006 before travelling to London and working as an assistant jeweller to Scott Wilson and Jane Adam of Cockpit Arts. The resultant designs of Scott Wilson were exhibited at the Design Museum, London as well as being presented at New York, Paris and London Fashion Weeks. Returning home to Adelaide Kruger completed her degree in 2008 before joining the team in JamFactory’s Metal Design Studio the following year.
Since completing her Associateship in 2010, Kruger has remained at the JamFactory to become an independent studio hirer, producing two solo exhibitions Start from Scratch for the JamFactory Gallery space and This Fool’s Gold for Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne. In 2011 she was awarded an Australia Council for the Arts’ Jump Mentorship grant and funding from the Ian Potter Foundation to undertake a mentorship with contemporary jeweller Karl Fritsch in Germany and New Zealand, and more recently commissioned by Australia Council for the Arts to design commemorative brooches for their prestigious Laureate Award and Laureate Medal, presented to artist Tracey Moffatt and curator Juliana Engberg at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2013.