The City of Kettering’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts’ Rosewood Arts Centre is pleased to welcome acclaimed ceramic artist Doug Peltzman for a two-day master class.
On September 28 and 29, Peltzman will lead a demonstration master class fit for both beginners and experienced makers who wish to expand their pottery vocabulary. The class will focus on designing and creating various types of pottery for daily use. The relationship between form and surface decoration will be explored through demonstration and discussion. Peltzman will share his methodologies on carving and inlaying slip into leather hard clay and bisque fired clay. The workshop fee is $100 per Kettering resident and $110 for nonresidents with an educational discount of $10 off to groups of three or more students. Students must be currently enrolled in school to receive this discount.
Registration may be done online at www.playkettering.org or by calling Rosewood at 937-296-0294. The class runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Participants receive a free drop-in pass for a return visit to the Rosewood ceramics studio and access to exclusive materials used during the master class.
Peltzman was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. He has been creating pottery since 2003. After earning an M.F.A. from Penn State in 2010, he established a pottery studio with his wife, Pam, in Shokan, New York. Peltzman is a founding member of Objective Clay and creator/organizer of the Hudson Valley Pottery Tour. His work has been featured in many national publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country.