Pete Scherzer

Pete received a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1999. Since then he has pursued his ceramic career in academic and arts practice in full time capacities. His work is held in a number of American collections including: Houston Museum of Fine Arts (TX), Crocker Art Museum (CA) and the McKnight Foundation (MN) among others. He continues to exhibit widely throughout the USA and since 2014 has been a lecturer in ceramics at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

Pete looks forward to working in a new environment that will encourage new ideas and introduce unfamiliar materials hoping for surprises and unexpected discoveries. While in residence he plans to experiment with soda firing at low temperatures and looks forward to exploring glaze and surface techniques with other passionate potters and ceramicists.

Artist comment: “I enjoy teaching, staying active in my studio and working toward exhibitions. Canberra Potters AIR program will provide an exciting opportunity to work with community through formal presentations and workshops and through casual interactions.”