Doug Peltzman earned his MFA from Penn State in 2010 and has been a full time studio potter since graduating. In 2016 he established a pottery studio with his wife, Pam Peltzman in Shokan, NY. He is a father to three young children, and a dedicated husband. Doug is a founding member of Objective Clay and creator/organizer of the Hudson Valley Pottery Tour.
My overarching goal as a maker is to craft ceramic objects that tell a story and serve as a conduit for conversation, interaction, and celebration. Process and intention feed my artistic practice. I search for meaning through the act of seeing, working and repeating. The formal, textural, and drawn language in my work serves to heighten the perception of, and sensitivity to objects in domestic space. My relationship to making is deeply personal. I believe pottery has the power to transcend its nature and universally connect in profound ways. I create utilitarian objects to bring focus to this intimate intersection between art and life.