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Larry Pelter

Business: Pelterhouse Studio
From: Lincoln, NE
Discipline: Clay
Email: lpelter@neb.rr.com

Artist Bio

Larry Pelter grew up in Newman Grove, a farming community on the banks of the Shell Creek in north central Nebraska. He has had a diverse upbringing---experiencing, at times, life as a sheepherder, cowboy, railroad gandy dancer, truck driver, anti-submarine warfare specialist, electrical engineer, barista, and Zen practitioner. Throughout his life, he has maintained a passion for the arts, having studied classical and blues guitar, painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and ceramic art with a variety of teachers.

Artist Statement

Using a variety of methods and materials I work to let my forms evolve spontaneously as the creative process unfolds. I use a vessel form as a basis and let the piece flow from there. I tend to emphasize the sculptural rather than the functional in my work. I strive for a quiet dignity in my pieces. I do not tightly control the glazing or firing experience so that the vessel emerges from its firing on its on terms offering a visual history of it's evolution.