Peter Pincus, a New York born ceramic artist, is dedicated to colorful ceramic art very characteristic of his own style.
He joined the School for American Crafts as Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics in Fall 2014. Peter received his BFA (2005) and MFA (2011) in ceramics from Alfred University, and in between was a resident artist at the Mendocino Art Center in California. Since graduate school, Peter worked as the Studio Manager and Resident Artist Coordinator of the Genesee Center for Arts and Education in Rochester, NY, Adjunct Professor of three dimensional studies at Roberts Wesleyan College and has established a studio in Penfield NY.
Peter works in colored porcelain to create three-dimensional paintings out of pots.
“What started as my curiosity for pottery and vessel has extended to include painting and sculpture, and my present work is evidence of that evolution. I believe that color interaction can elicit new ways of seeing so I have dedicated the last five years to its study. Frequently, I elect to stage conflict by introducing an assertive color field to an equally emphatic form. This friction augments and enriches perceptions of space.” says Peter.
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Peter’s work can be found in numerous private and public collections. His works are represented by Wexler gallery.
Peter created this work in order to reexamine functionalism in contemporary ceramics. This marks the first time he has used his unique making process to develop plates and bowls intended for tabletop use. The collection includes a series of decanter and cup sets as well as groupings of functional bottles and tumblers, that when viewed together, act as three-dimensional ceramic paintings.