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Peter Scherzer

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1995 BFA Ceramics, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

1999 MFA Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York

RESIDENCIES

1996–1997 Artist in Residence, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, New Jersey

1999–2001 Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2001 Associate Professor, Summer Term, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2001-2003 Technical Assistant, Ceramics Department Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2001-2003 Continuing Education Ceramics Instructor, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2004-2012 Facilities and Studio Program Manager, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2014—Lecturer, Ceramics Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Pete Scherzer is known for thrown and altered pottery. His work is marked by stylized handles that appear both in functional and less than functional locations. Scherzer’s use of earthenware creates a warm brown to orange hue that is often used seen peering through myriad matte satin glazes on both unglazed and carved surfaces.

Over the course of his career, Scherzer evolved from functional pots to those that incorporated historical ceramic forms and humor.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Northern Clay Center, Teaching Collection, Minneapolis, Minnesota

rosenfieldcollection.com

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth and Cindi Strauss.  Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Delvecchio Collection. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.

Daniels, Diana and Martha Drexler Lynn. The Vase and Beyond: The Sidney Swidler Collection of the Contemporary Vessel. Sacramento, CA:  Crocker Art Museum, 2010.

Turner, Anderson, “Subtle Elegance: The Vessels of Pete Scherzer.” Ceramics Monthly (September, 2003).

 

Website(s):

http://petescherzerpottery.com/home.html

Artist's Studio: Pete Scherzer Pottery

 

Typical Marks
ca.1990
ca. 1990
Cup and saucer
Date: ca. 1990
Form: Cup and Saucer
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Eric Van Eimeren Collection
Photo: TMP
Eric Van Eimeren Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cup and Saucer
Date: ca. 1990
Form: Cup and Saucer
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Eric Van Eimeren Collection
Photo: TMP
Eric Van Eimeren Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified September 21, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/scherzer