Sunshine Cobb, Tom Jaszczak & Doug Peltzman

Sunshine Cobb,Tom Jaszczak & Doug Peltzman
February 27 - April 11, 2015
Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, February 27th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

These three functional potters share a passion for making pots for use. They truly want  their work to be used, enjoyed with food or flowers, the rituals of sharing a meal, or cooking with friends and family. Their styles vary from hand-built to wheel thrown, earthenware to wood fired stoneware to porcelain. 

10 edited-1Large VasePeltzman, Keepsake Jar,4.25x4.25x4.25, porcelain, 2014

Sunshine Cobb creates functional, hand-built pottery. She relies heavily on texture and a bright color palette to create a sense of motion and time in her work. She hopes to instill a feeling of nostalgia for discarded objects. She feels that her work “is at its very best when in use for flowers or food. It then comes to life!”

Tom Jaszczak’s ceramics are deeply rooted in the traditions of Minnesota pottery. He focuses on simple forms with decorative lines and color planes which break up the work visually. His pottery is minimalistic and truly utilitarian in order to emphasize the fundamentals of pottery. He is currently a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.

Doug Peltzman’s functional work is focused on design. His background in painting is apparent in his aesthetic choices. The dots, lines, dashes and colors he chooses create structure, movement and depth. His marks are both blurred and enhanced by the gravitational movement of glaze. Doug currently is a full-time potter in the Hudson Valley in New York. 

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