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Pots: A Studied Approach
with Peter Beasecker
July 13–17, 2015

Tuition $495 (includes $45 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15
Open to artists of all levels

In this five-day workshop, students will study pottery form, paying close attention to the nuances of structure and detail. Individual and class exercises will serve as a template to investigate form, as will one-on-one discussions. Images of historical and contemporary works will also help guide efforts both on and off the wheel. The overriding objective is to make better pottery, reflecting a more personal point of view and informed sensibility. Pieces will be made with high-fire porcelain and stoneware and a range of surface possibilities.

Beasecker will give a public artist talk on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 pm in the Bray Resident Center.

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Peter Beasecker, Round Carrier
Round Carrier, 2013,
stoneware, porcelain cups


Peter Beasecker, Double Round Carrier
Double Round Carrier, Mt. Alban Series, 2013,
stone
ware, 14 porcelain cups

Peter Beasecker

Peter Beasecker was born in Toledo, Ohio, and received a BS degree from Miami University and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He joined the faculty of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts in 2009 after a seventeen-year tenure at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  He has received numerous awards and distinctions in his career, most notably a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and Ford Research Fellowship. Beasecker has exhibited extensively in national and international venues and his work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Mint Museum in North Carolina.