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Blair Clemo at work in his studioDoug Peltzman

Bowl by Blair Clemoteapot by Blair ClemoTea Bowl by Blair Clemo

Short Biography

Doug Peltzman is a full time studio potter and teacher in the Hudson Valley area of New York.  After several formative years studying painting, Doug came to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz in 2005.  From 2006-2008 he served as the ceramic area technician and adjunct instructor at the University of Hartford.  In 2010, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Penn State.  Most recently, he had the honor of presenting and demonstrating at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts for the Utilitarian Clay Symposium.  Doug is actively exhibiting his work and teaching workshops nationally.  His pottery has been featured in many national publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country.

 

Artist's Statement

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.

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Doug Paltzman Resume (click to open)

 

­Douglas Peltzman

202 Holsapple Rd

Dover Plains, NY 12522

phone: (845) 750-7577

e-mail: dbpeltzman@yahoo.com

web: www.dougpeltzman.com

 

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.

 

2014

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

 

2014

Workshop Instructor. Augusta Heriatge Center.  Elkins, WV.

 

2014

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

 

2014

Workshop Instructor. Sawmill Pottery. Putnam, CT.

 

2014

Workshop Instructor. Goggleworks. Reading, PA.

 

2014

Workshop Instructor.  Clay Art Center. Portchester, NY.

 

2013

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

 

 

2013

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

 

 

2013

Workshop Instructor. Hartford Art School. Hartford, CT.

 

2012

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

 

2012

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

 

2012

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.

 

SKILLS

Extensive knowledge of all aspects of Ceramics, including but not limited to hand building, wheel throwing, slip casting, mold making, slip decoration, glaze calculation, glaze application, kiln building, firing and repairing, electric, gas and atmospheric kilns.

Other diversified skills include:

Strong problem solving skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask. Strong ability to adapt to new environments and work with others in diverse settings.

Broad knowledge of photography, 3/d documenting, drawing, painting and silk screening processes. Carpentry and woodworking: table saw, band saw, scroll saw, planer, radial arm saw, drill press etc.

Proficient with basic Macintosh and PC applications.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2014

“Annual Pottery Show & Sale at the Art School at Old Church”. Demarest, NJ.

“Art of the Cup.” Ogden Museum. New Orleans, LA.

“Kindling”. Campfire Gallery. San Fancisco, 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. Willaimsburg, 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. Addision, TX.

“Featured Artist”.  Clay Art Center.  Porchester, NY.

“Distilled”. Charlie Cummings Gallery.  Gainsville, 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. Gainsville, 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

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

The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.

Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge , MT.

The Society of Arts and Crafts. Boston, MA.

Terra Incognito Studios & Gallery, Oak Park, IL.

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.

Objective Clay

Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.

Alchemy 9.2.5. Belmont, MA.