Doug Peltzman was born in NYC and raised on Long Island. He has been making pots since 2003. Since graduating with his MFA from Penn State in 2010, he established a pottery studio with his wife, Pam, 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 creator/organizer of the Hudson Valley Pottery Tour. His work has been featured in many national publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country.
My work is the product of my love for functional pottery and my desire to challenge the perception of objects in domestic spaces. 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, symbols, familiar marks, leaf motifs, horizon lines, and grids. I use these signifiers to emphasize my formal decisions, highlight the undeniable potency of beauty, and spark dialogue.