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Sandi Pierantozzi

Biography to Display: 


1973-1975 AA Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1975-1977 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


1980—Studio Potter

1980-1991 Self-employed Graphic Designer

1985-1990 Clay Studio Associate Artist

1990-1995 Artist in Residence, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Sandi Pierantozzi makes most of the parts of her pots from slabs that are then hand-built to create the soft forms common to her pieces. She adds surface texture either by rolling the slabs on textured surfaces or carving into the surface.


Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama 

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, New York


Bibliography to Display: 


Cushing, Val. The Ceramic Design Book: A Gallery of Contemporary Work. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2000.

Dong-Hung, Chung. American Contemporary Ceramics. Published in Korea, 2003.

“Feature Article.” Clay Times (November/December 1997).

”Feature Article.” Studio Potter (December 2006).

Gustin, Christopher. The Best of Pottery 2. Gloucester, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers, 1998.

Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2001.

Hopper, Robin. Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2004.

___________. Functional Pottery. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2000.

Lark Crafts. 500 Plates and Chargers: Contemporary Explorations of Function and Style. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2008.

________. 500 Pitchers: Contemporary Explorations of a Classic Form.  Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2006.

“Pennsylvania Passages 1.” The Studio Potter (June 2000).

Triplett, Kathy. Handbuilt Ceramics. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 1997.

Tourtillott, Suzanne J. E. 500 Cups: Explorations of Utility and Grace. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2005.

Zakin, Richard. Hand-Formed Ceramics. West Chester, Pennsylvania: Chilton Book Company, 1995.

_________. Electric Kiln Ceramics. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2005.

_________. Ceramics: Ways of Creation. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 1999.




Artist's Studio: Neighborhood Potters


Typical Marks
ca 2014
Date: ca 2014
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 14, 2019.