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Aysha Peltz

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1995 BFA School of Art and Design at New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

1996-1998 MFA Candidate, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts

2000 MFA School of Art and Design at New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

2004 Alfred Summer School, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2006 Artist Invite Artists, Watershed Center of the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2006—Ceramics Teacher, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

2000 The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

2000 New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

1997 University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Arrowmont School of the Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton, New Jersey

 

Aysha Peltz work focuses on functional pieces that are wheel thrown and altered while still freshly thrown. In graduate school she began to explore the role of scale by producing functional pieces that are much larger than their typical size. Each piece is finished with glaze that flows in ways that accent its structure.

She wanted to make pots that allowed larger gestures and to explore the complications of size in relation to use. Peltz’ pieces are thick and heavy ignoring the typical goal of working porcelain at its thinnest. Occasionally, when making extra-large platters she will use white stoneware. 

Peltz studied with John Gill as an undergraduate and graduate student while at Alfred. The life and work of Karen Karnes also inspires her work.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York

Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Burkett, Richard. The Masters: Porcelain, Major Works by Leading Ceramists. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2008.

Clark, Phyllis Blair. Functional Ceramics. Wooster, Ohio: Wayne Center for the Arts. 2004.

Henderson, Caroline. Convergences—The Presence of the Past in Contemporary American Ceramics. Rock Hill, SC: Winthrop University, 2001.

Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2000.

Peltz, Aysha. “Starting Out”. Studio Potter 33, no.1 (December 2004).

__________. “Splash Bowls”. Ceramics Monthly 63, no.4 (April 2015).

“Up Front”. Ceramics Monthly 51, no.9 (November 2003).

“Utilitarian Clay IV”. Ceramics Monthly 52, no.10 (December 2004).

 

Website(s):

www.ayshapeltz.com

 

Typical Marks
2000
2016
2000
Blue Vase
Date: 2016
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Oxidation Fired
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Covered Jar
Date: 2000
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Amber Vase
Date: 2016
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Oxidation Fired
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Vase
Date: 2000
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 14, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/peltz