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Douglas Peltzman, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted By Ceramics Monthly On April 11, 2011 @ 11:09 am In Ceramic Artists,Ceramics Monthly | 1 Comment

<p>Dinner and lunch plates, to 9¾ in. (25 cm) in width, high-fire porcelain with glaze and inlaid underglaze, 2011.</p>

Dinner and lunch plates, to 9¾ in. (25 cm) in width, high-fire porcelain with glaze and inlaid underglaze, 2011.

 

 

Mugs, 3½ in. (9 cm) in height, high-fire porcelain with glaze and underglaze, 2010.

Mugs, 3½ in. (9 cm) in height, high-fire porcelain with glaze and underglaze, 2010.

CM: Can you explain some of the specific choices you make regarding the balance, scale, and movement of your surface patterns? Where specifically do they come from (if they have specific sources)?

 

DP: I see the surfaces of my pots as an infinite and imagined space where my inspirations collide and coalesce. My forms and surfaces are inspired by findings in architecture, science, modernism, design, geometry, and landscape. Lines, dots, dashes, color, and texture are counterpoised to create movement, tension, and perspective. I carefully compose these elements with an awareness of the shifts and permutations rooted in the act of making. My extensive glaze palette allows me to emphasize certain shifts in the arrangement of line, as marks are both blurred and enhanced by the gravitational movement of glaze. For me, creating functional objects with layered and active surfaces is an outlet for playful, yet structured investigation that allows my work to continually evolve and change.

 


The 2011 Emerging Artists are featured in Ceramics Monthly magazine’s May 2011 issue.
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