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PELTZMAN, DOUGLAS
PELTZMAN, DOUGLAS
NEW YORK
As a potter, I strive to craft a balance between dynamic surface and inviting form. When I began working in clay, the transition from my early studies in painting felt natural 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 detailed 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 functional 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 at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics. Cum Laude.

1999—2001
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

1998—1999
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.

PROFESSIONAL
2010-Present
Studio Potter. Doug Peltzman Pottery. Dover Plains, NY.

2015
Workshop Instructor. The Art School at Old Church. Demarest, NJ.

Workshop Instructor. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN.

Workshop Instructor. Augusta Heritage Center. Elkins, WV.

Workshop Instructor. The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.

Presenter. “Florida Heat Surface Symposium”. Morean Center for Art. St. Petersburg, FL.

2014
Adjunct Professor of Ceramics. Hartford Art School. University of Hartford. West Hartford, CT.

Workshop Instructor. Augusta Heritage Center. Elkins, WV.

Juror. DRINK! Silpe Gallery. Hartford Art School. West Hartford, CT.

Workshop Instructor. Sawmill Pottery. Putnam, CT.

Workshop Instructor. Goggleworks. Reading, PA.
Workshop Instructor. Clay Art Center. Portchester, NY.

2013
Workshop Instructor. University of North Texas. Denton, TX.

Workshop Instructor. Peters Valley School of Craft. Layton, NJ.

Workshop Instructor. Hartford Art School. Hartford, CT.

2012
“Utilitarian Clay Conference VI.” Conference Presenter. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN

Visiting Instructor of Ceramics (I, II, III & IV). Auburn University. Auburn, AL.

Adjunct Professor of Foundations Drawing (I & II). Auburn University. Auburn, AL..

2011
Visiting Artist. Kingsborough Community College. Brooklyn, NY.

2010
Ceramic Studio Technician. Pennsylvania State University. University Park, PA.

2009—2010
Adjunct Professor of Ceramics (Basic 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.

2006—2008
Adjunct Professor of Ceramics (Basic Ceramics). Hartford Art School. University of Hartford. West Hartford, CT.

2006—2008
Ceramic Studio Technician- Hartford Art School. University of Hartford. West Hartford, CT.

2007
Assistant to Steve Godfrey. Two-Week Intensive Wheel Throwing Workshop. Hartford Art School. 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

2003—2005
Studio Assistant-Mary Roehm Clay works, High Falls, 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.

2001—2003
Cabinet Maker/ Finisher. Creative Living Design, Deer Park, NY.

EXHIBITIONS
2015
“Contemporary Ceramics: A Dairy Barn Invitational”. Dairy Barn Arts Center. Athens, OH.
“Rochester Pottery Invitational”. Genesee Art Center. Rochester, NY.
“Cousins in Clay”. Bulldog Pottery. Seagrove, NC.
“Worcester Center for Crafts Pottery Invitational VII”. Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.
“Yunomi Invitational”. AKAR. Iowa City, IA.
“La Mesa”. NCECA 2015, Santa Fe Clay. Providence, RI.
“Objective Clay”. NCECA EXPO 2015. RI Convention Center. Providence, RI.
“The Pouring Arts Invitational 2015”. Narrows Center for the Arts. Falls River, MA.
“Florida Heat”. Morean Center for Art. St. Petersburg, FL.
“Serviceability”. College of Lake County. Grayslake, IL.
“Sunshine Cobb, Tom Jaszczak, Doug Peltzman”. Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
“Functional Ceramics 2015”. Wayne Center for the Arts. Wooster, OH.

2014
“Open Studio” Doug Peltzman Pottery. Dover Plains, NY.
“Gifted”. The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
“Annual Pottery Show & Sale at the Art School at Old Church”. Demarest, NJ.
“Kindling”. Campfire Gallery. San Francisco, CA.
“Ways of Making”. Goggleworks. Reading, PA.
“Salt, Whiskey, Cheese”, Objective Clay.
“New Work”. Sawmill Pottery. Putnam, CT.
“Artstream Gallery”.NCECA 2014: Wisconsin Center. Milwaukee, WI.
“Cheers”. Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MA.
“Worcester Center for Crafts Pottery Invitational VII”. Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.
“Yunomi Invitational”. AKAR. Iowa City, IA.
“Cups II”. College of Lake County. Grayslake, IL.

2013
“Charity Davis_Woodard, Kenyon Hansen, Blair Meerfeld, Doug Peltzman” The Andrews Gallery. The College of William & Mary. Williamsburg, VA.
“Gifted.” The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
“Riding the Wave: 30 Years of Firing the Peters Valley Anagama”. Peters Valley School of Craft. Layton, NJ.
“Peters Valley Faculty and Studio Assistant Exhibition”. Peters Valley School of Craft. Layton , NJ.
“Teapot Invitational”. Red Star Studios. Kansas City, MO.
“Dallas Pottery Invitational”. Dallas Craft Guild. Addison, TX.
“Featured Artist”. Clay Art Center. Port Chester, NY.
“Distilled”. Charlie Cummings Gallery. Gainesville, FL.
“NCECA Expo”. 18 Hands Gallery. Houston, TX.
“Implements”. Crimson Laurel Gallery. Bakersville, NC.
“Duets.” Clay Art Center. Portchester, NY.

2012
“Utilitarian Clay VI: Celebrate the Object.” Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN.
“Source Material: An Exhibition on Water and the Ceramic Cup.” Crimson Laurel Gallery. Bakersville, NC.
“Gifted.” The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
“30x5: The Dessert Plate.” AKAR. Iowa City, IA.
“Cup: The Intimate Object VIII.” Charlie Cummings Gallery. Gainesville, FL.
“Three Cups: White Green Black.” Durango Arts Center. Durango, CO.
“Handle with Care.” Santa Fe Clay. Santa Fe, NM.
“The Clay Table & Holiday Invitational 2012.” Carbondale Clay Center. Carbondale, CO.
“Biennial Cup Show.” Lawrence Arts Center. Lawrence, KS.
“Teapots 2012.” Ferrin Gallery. Pittsfield, MA.
“JCSM Faculty Show.” Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Auburn, AL.
“National Porcelain Invitational.” Seattle Design Center. Seattle, WA.
“New Paths: 9 Emerging Ceramic Artists.” 18 Hands Gallery. Houston, TX.
“Small Favors.” The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
“Featured Artist.” Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge, MT.
“Yunomi Invitational.” AKAR. Iowa City, IA.
“Art is a Gift.” Serpentine Gallery. West Chester, PA.

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 .” 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 Kaldoner 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 Paltz, NY.

PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS & COLLECTIONS
2014
“Permanent Collection”. Samual Dorsky Museum. New Paltz. NY.

2013
“To A Tea.” Pottery Making Illustrated, July/August 2013.

2012
“Permanent Collection.” Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Auburn, AL.

2011
“Cloud Collecting.” Ceramics Monthly, November 2011.
“Emerging Artists 2011.” Ceramics Monthly, May 2011

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.

REPRESENTATION
Objective Clay
The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge , MT.
The Society of Arts and Crafts. Boston, MA.
Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO.
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Overland Park, KS.
Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC.
18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX.
Clay Art Center. Port Chester, NY.
Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.
Alchemy 9.2.5. Belmont, MA.