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Peter Rose

Biography to Display: 

1956 Born Adelaide, Australia


1977-1978 Arts & Crafts Certificate, O' Halloren Hill Technical College, Adelaide, Australia

1979-1980 Printmaking Studies, South Australian Art School, Maylands SA, Australia

1981 BEd History & Visual Art, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

1982-1983 Apprenticeship with Sato Keishu, Bizen, Japan

1984 Scholarship in Ceramics, Government Advanced Trainee Program, Australia


1984-1985 Artist in Residence, The Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia


1978-1979 Ceramics Technician, South Coast Pottery, South Australia

1985 Production Potter, Monserrat Pottery, Friendsville, Tennessee

1986 Potter, Wheel Workshops, Chudleigh, England

1987Owner, Operator, Potter's Pond Pottery, Knoxville, Tennessee


Peter Rose is known for creating figurative animal sculpture.

Rose uses stoneware in a combination of wheel thrown, press molded and hand built techniques to create components of each piece. Rose develops his pieces based on animals that surround his studio and provide endless opportunity for his work in clay which often features one or more animals engaging in playful narratives. Patterns and textures are characteristic elements of Rose's work. Surfaces are developed using raw clay, colored slips (liquid clay) and glazes. Sculptures often appear earth-toned, and are fired in a 30-ft. wood fired kiln.


Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee


Bibliography to Display: 

Bova, Joe. 500 Animals in Clay: Contemporary Expression of the Animal Form. New York, NY: Sterling Publishers, 2007.

Davis, Don. Wheel Thrown Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1998.

Rothove, Billi R. S. “Judy and Peter Rose." Ceramics Monthly (January 2002).

Salamoni, Amedeo. Wood Fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2013.

Sanderson, Robert, and Coll Minogue. Wood Fired Ceramics: Contemporary Practices. London, UK: A & C Black Publishers, 2000.

 Triplett, Kathy. Hand Built Ceramics: Pinching, Coiling, Extruding, Molding, Slip Casting, Slab Work. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1997.




Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



Center for CraftCenter For Craft


Typical Marks
Monkey and Parrot Sculpture
Date: 1996
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Mixed Methods
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Bird Feeder
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vase with Bird
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 29, 2022.