George W. Peterson III

Born 1953




B.A. College of Wooster; Wooster, Ohio 1975

Apprenticeship 1977-1978 to Mrs. Seizan Takatori, Kyushu, Japan

Instruction in creation of utensils for the Tea Ceremony by Mr. Seiji Kogo 1981

Student with the Urasenke Tea School, New York City 1981-1991

Independent Study of Takatori Tea Utensils at Museum Collections in U.S.





Juror for Annual American Concern for Artistry and Craftsmanship Lecturing on the Takatori Tradition of ceramics and Woodfired Pottery Ceramics instructor at Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge Mass. 1990-1997Full Time Self Supporting Studio Potter 1975-present

Consultant with Rural Workers Safety program, O.S.H.A.,

Teaching assistant in ceramics, The College of Wooster, Wooster Ohio 1975-1977


** Karen Karnes and Friends, Vermont Clay Studio

**     Four Potters: Seeds far from the tree, Judith Dowling Asian Art Gallery,

Curator William Thrasher, Boston Massachusetts, Group show including;

Jeff Shapiro, Malcolm Wright, Makoto Yabe.

**     American Woodfire, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Group Show including;

Rob Barnard, Peter Callas, Paul Chaleff, Karen Karnes, George Lowe,

Todd Piker, Mary Roehm, Dave Shaner, Toshiko Takaezu, Jack Troy,

Byron Temple and others.

**     East/West Mingei: Japanese Craft Traditions in Contemporary New England,

Sharon Art Center, Sharon, New Hampshire,

**     One person show at Wallengren/USA, New York City

**     Recent Woodfired Works, Ferrin Gallery, Pinch Pottery, Northampton, MA.

**     Japanese Crafts/New England, Curators Samuel C. Morse & Anne Nishimura

**     Beyond Tradition, Group show including: Eiko Amano, Sylvia Bower,

Judy Glasser, Asiaphile Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

**     Spirits of the Far East, Group Exhibition including; Lenore Vanderkooi,

John Fix, William Glasner,Crew Magill, Tomlinson Gallery Baltimore MD.

**     Art for Tea, Group show including: Nancy Meeker, Judy Glasser, Ferrin Gallery,

Northampton, MA.

**     The Way of Tea, American Art for the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Art Museum

**     Complex, Duxbury, Massachusetts, Curator William Thrasher.



Skip Peterson

Born 1984

Formerly apprenticed at Tsuchizaiku, Currently studying Electronic Music at Vassar College in NY.


Skip is the Webmaster at and is responsible for everything on this site excepting the digital photography (done by George). He also works localy as Dj Beyonder for the love and furtherance of Electro-acoustic music (a midi version of some of his work can be found below). His homepage, The Verge of Oblivion shows off his mad 1337 HaXXor skilz.... or something like that. He can be reached at with any questions or comments.


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