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David Peters, 2009 Matsutani Fellow
resident 2007-2009


Born and raised in Amarillo Texas, David PETERS spent much of his childhood camping and exploring the rugged nature of the Southwest. There he became interested in Native American art, particularly in how spiritual beliefs were expressed in everyday objects. Through watching his mother sewing quilts and helping his father to build cabinets, David realized a deep satisfaction from the integration of both beauty and purpose. Soon after he began studying ceramics he discovered a love for Asian art. These interests lead him to China where he studied ceramics in Jingdezhen for a semester. Most recently he received his BFA from Utah State University in Logan where he researched the historical Korean and Japanese wares.

"It is my hope that my work facilitates the appreciation of a good meal, and marks the importance of time spent with others. The historical foundation of my work reminds us that these simple things are timeless, an essential part of what it means to be human."

 


Teapot


Striped Bowl


Salad Bowls