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Doug Peltzman was born in NYC and raised on Long Island. He has been making pots since 2003 and has been painting and drawing his whole life. Since graduating with his MFA from Penn State in 2010, he established a pottery studio in Shokan, NY. He is a father to three young children, a dedicated husband, and a full time studio potter. He has had the honor of being both a juror and curator of national exhibitions and has extensively taught workshops at many art centers and universities throughout the United States. Doug was a founding member of Objective Clay and currently the creator/organizer of the Hudson Valley Pottery Tour. His work has been featured in many books and publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country.


Artist Statement

My work is an act of love. I love the challenge of making functional pottery for daily use. Every aspect of the process is an opportunity to dig deep. My pots serve as a conduit for conversation, interaction, and celebration. I approach my forms with comfort, curiosity, playfulness, geometry, and intention of use, in mind. My surfaces are a careful arrangement of glaze color, idiosyncratic marks, leaf motifs, horizon lines, circles, and grids. I use these signifiers to emphasize my formal decisions and to change perceptions about what pottery can be, to induce pause and delight in the day to day.


Instagram: @dougpeltzman

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