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PELTZMAN, DOUGLAS
PELTZMAN, DOUGLAS
NEW YORK

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As a potter, I strive to craft a balance between dynamic surface and inviting form. When I began working in clay, the trasition from my early studies in painting felt nautural as I came to realize the potential in ceramics. I work in cycles, shifting between porcelain and earthenware clay bodies. This practice keeps me engaged and responsive to various material and conceptual developments. The deatiled handwork in my pieces serves as a conduit to heighten one's perception and sensitivity about what a pot can be. Lines, dots, dashes, texture, and color are counterpoised to create structure, movement, and depth. Marks are both blurred and enhanced by the gravitational movement of glaze. Creating utilitarian objects with layered and active surfaces is an outlet for playful yet structured investigation. Essentially, I aim to produce well-crafted fuctional objects that provide lasting experiences and moments of pause in day-to-day life.


EDUCATION
2008-2010
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics. Summa Cum Laude.
2003-2005
State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, NY. Bachelor or Fine Arts, Ceramics, Cum Laude.
1999-2001
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
1998-1999
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.

TEACHING & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2010-Present
Studio Potter, Peltzman Pottery, Commack, NY.
2012
Utilitarian Clay Conference VI Demonstrator, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
2011
Visiting Artist Workshop, Kingborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY.
2010
Ceramic Studio Technician, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
2009-2010
Adjunct Ceramics Instructor, Introduction to Ceramics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
2008-2009
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Ceramics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
2008
Assistant Instructor to John Williams. Two-Week Intensive: Salt Kiln Building Workshop. Hartford Art School. West Hartford, CT.
2007
Assistant to Steve Godfrey. Two-Week Intensive Wheel Throwing Workshop. Hartford Art School. West Hartford, CT.
2006-2008
Adjunct Ceramics Instructor, Hartford Art School. University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.
Ceramic Studio Technician. Hartford Art School. University of Hartford. West Hartford, CT.
Ceramics Instructor. High School Workshop Program. Hartford Art School. University of Hartford. West Hartford, CT.
2006
Construction of Anagama Kiln at Hartford Art School. University of Hartford. West Hartford, CT.
2005
Construction of Anagama Kiln at State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY.
2004
Construction of Kiln Shelter at SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY.
Teaching Assistant. Ceramic Materials. SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY.
Peters Valley Craft Center. Summer Assistantship Residency, Layton, NJ.
2003-2005
Studio Assistant. Mary Roehm Clay Works, High Falls, NY.
2001-2003
Cabinet Maker/Finisher, Creative Living Design. Deer Park, NY.

GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2012
“Utilitarian Clay Conference VI.” Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN.
“Featured Artist.” Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge, MT.
“Yunomi Invitational.” AKAR. Iowa City, IA.
2011
“Gifted.” The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
“Cup: The Intimate Object VII.” Charlie Cummings Gallery. Gainesville, FL.
“Cups & Coffee.” The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
“Winterfest 2011.” Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD.
“Peters Valley Assistant’s Show.” Moscow Clayworks. Moscow, PA.
“American Pottery Festival 2011.” Northern Clay Center. Minneapolis, MN.
“Featured Artist.” The Society of Arts and Crafts. Boston. MA.
“Small Favors VI.” The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
2010
" Holiday Show & Sale." Red Star Studios. Kansas City, MO.
" Doug Peltzman: Material:Design:Use." Charlie Cummings Gallery. Gainesville, FL.
"Drawing the Line: Utilitarian Pots." Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR.
"Gifted Part I & II." The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
"Three Cups of Tea Invitational." MSU Gallery. Mississippi State, MS.
"Unbound." Coleman Burke Gallery. New York, NY.
"Sense of Familiar." MFA Thesis Exhibition. The Pennsylvania State University. Zoller Gallery. University Park, PA.
"Small Favors V." The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
"NCECA National Student Exhibition." University of the Arts. Rosenwald Wolf Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.
2009
"Gifted Part I." The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
"Second Year MFA Graduate Exhibition." The Pennsylvania State University. Zoller Gallery. University Park, PA.
"Prequel." The Sara Meltzer Gallery. New York, NY.
"Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Exhibition." The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
"First Year MFA Graduate Exhibition." The Pennsylvania State University. Zoller Gallery. University Park, PA.
2008
"New Work Pamela & Doug Peltzman." Hartford Art School. Silpe Gallery. West Hartford, CT.
"Ceramics & Glass." Canton Artists Guild. Canton, CT.
"16th Annual Strictly Functional Clay National." Market House Craft Center. East Petersburg, PA. Juror: Linda Arbuckle.
"Platonia: An Exploration into the Non Existence of Time."A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery. New York, NY.
2007
"15th Annual Strictly Functional Clay National." Market House Craft Center. East Petersburg, PA. Juror: Malcom Davis.
"Faculty Exhibition." Hartford Art School. Joseloff Gallery. West Hartford, CT.
"Put A Lid On It." Mudfire Clayworks. Decatur, GA.
"Tea Invitational." Garrison Art Center. Garrison, NY.
"Annual Pottery Show & Sale." Garrison Art Center. Garrison, NY.
2006
"Feats of Clay, XIX." Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation. Lincoln, CA. Juror: Judith Duff.
"Forms and Shapes: The Useful Teapot." AKAR. Iowa City, IA. Juror: Ron Meyers.
"Faculty Exhibition." Hartford Art School. Joseloff Gallery. West Hartford, CT.
"Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences." Craft Gallery. Loveladies, NJ.
"Annual Pottery Show & Sale." Garrison Art Center. Garrison, NY.
"Pottery Show & Sale." Byrdcliff Artist Guild. Woodstock, NY.
2005
"Recent Works," by SUNY New Paltz Alumni. Barrett Clayworks. Poughkeepsie, NY. Inaugural Exhibition.
"BFA Student Thesis Exhibition." Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Chandler Gallery. SUNY New Paltz. New Paltz, NY.
"8th Annual Benefit Cup Auction." Carbondale Clay Center. Carbondale, CO.
2004
Student Art Alliance Inaugural Exhibition/Auction, SUNY New Paltz. New Patlz, NY.

PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS:
2011
“Cloud Collecting.” Ceramics Monthly, November 2011.
“Emerging Artists 2011.” Ceramics Monthly, May
2010
“Purchase Award” UA Ceramics Teaching Collection. University of Arkansas.
"The 2010 NCECA NJSE" Ceramics Monthly, September 2010.
NCECA Graduate 2nd Place Award for Student Excellence.
The Studio Potter, Graduate Merit Award.
2009
"Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Exhibition," Ceramics Monthly, October 2009.
"Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Exhibition," The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA. Third Prize.
"MFA Factor: Penn State University" Ceramics Monthly, February 2009
2008—2010
Graduate School Assistantship and Scholarship. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
2007
"Strictly Functional Pottery National 2007" Clay Times, May/June 2007.
2006
"Put A Lid On It." Mudfire Clayworks. Decatur, Georgia. Honorable Mention Award.

GALLERY AFFILIATION:
The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
Blue Heron Gallery. Deer Isle, ME.
Charlie Cummings Gallery. Gainesville, FL.
Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge , MT.
Red Star Studios. Kansas City, MO.
The Society of Arts and Crafts. Boston, MA.
The Green Drake Gallery. Millheim, PA.
Terra Incognito Studios & Gallery, Oak Park, IL.
Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO.