Studio KotoKoto asked me to make a whopping 88 cups for an October celebration of their third year in business. In many ways I owe my emergence to their persistence in promoting me and pushing me to promote myself through IG. For that reason alone, I graciously and thankfully accepted the challenge. Alas, the 88 wildly colorful cups pictured here are now in their hands. They will all be available October 16 – first come, and first serve!
But the truth is that this collection of cups has come at a point of transition in my own business. Over the last three years I’ve taken on way too much in an effort to establish a career. This has in many ways come at the expense of my family and creativity, though I’ve always understood it as a right of passage. Now, it is essential that I focus on new and exciting projects, that I slow down, try new things, try big and different things, and show a little less.
So, with the exception of NCECA 2016, this may be your last chance to get one of these cups for a while. To that end, if you are interested in adding to your collection, visit Studio KotoKoto on Friday, October 16th and enjoy!
Come November 12th, I’ll be presenting a three day workshop at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, Florida, to accompany a two month solo exhibition. This workshop is rare in that it is hands on. So, if you are interested in learning more about my process or wish to get some hands-on assistance with your plaster technique, come to sunny Florida and enjoy this event with us.
Information can be found at Morean Center For Clay
Matt Metz, Richard Aerni, and I have teamed up with the Genesee Center of Arts and Education to welcome twenty premier ceramic artists from across the country for a long weekend celebrating the best in contemporary clay. The event includes a special artist reception, pottery exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and talks by the visiting artists.
This is a unique opportunity for collectors, clay enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates finely-crafted, handmade work to meet and talk with masters of the field and see a large body of their work. Whether you prefer contemporary design or rustic tableware, hundreds of hand-crafted pots will be exhibited, and their makers will be on site to talk about and demonstrate their work. For those of you who are new to contemporary ceramics, this is the perfect opportunity to see the range of work being made with this extremely versatile material.
For more information, visit rochesterarts.org
After careful consideration, through the fortunate assistance of designer Sarah Butler and web aficionado Tim Thorpe, I have updated my website. As my work has grown and developed over the past five years, I’ve felt it necessary to create a site that is more direct and more reflective of my current me.
Born in Rochester, NY, Peter Pincus is a ceramic artist and instructor. He joined the School for American Crafts as Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics in Fall 2014. Peter received his BFA (2005) and MFA (2011) in ceramics from Alfred University, and in between was a resident artist at the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino,California. Since graduate school, Peter worked as the Studio Manager and Resident Artist Coordinator of the Genesee Center for Arts and Education in Rochester, NY, Adjunct Professor of three dimensional studies at Roberts Wesleyan College and has established a studio in Penfield NY.
Peter works in colored porcelain to create three dimensional paintings out of pots. His work has been exhibited in venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Craft, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Icheon World Ceramics Center, AKAR Gallery, TRAX Gallery, Plinth Gallery, the Art of the Pot studio tour, the American Pottery Festival, Greenwich House Pottery and National Council on Education for the Ceramic Art. A recipient of the NICHE award for slip cast ceramics, Peter's work can be found in numerous private and public collections. In 2012, Ceramics Monthly featured Peter's work on the cover and in the article "Painting Pots from the Inside."
What started as my curiosity for pottery and vessel has extended to include painting and sculpture, and my present work is evidence of that evolution. I believe that color interaction can elicit new ways of seeing so I have dedicated the last five years to its study. Frequently, I elect to stage conflict by introducing an assertive color field to an equally emphatic form. This friction augments and enriches perceptions of space.