Peter Beasecker

Cazenovia, NY

Terminal Degree

MFA, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY., 1987.

Academic Appointment

Associate Professor of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University.


New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, NYFA Fellow, 2015.
RAFT Studio Support Grant, Dallas, TX., 2015, 2017, 2018.
Faculty Development Grant, Syracuse University, 2020, ‘14,’13,’12,’11,’10.
Program Development Fund Grant, SU, 2014,’13, ’11, ’10.
University Council Research Grant, Southern Methodist University, 2008.
University Research/Travel Grant, SMU, 2007, ’03.
Presidents Partners Technology Grant, SMU, 2006, ’02, ’00.
National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA), International Study Grant, Zhujiajiao, China, 2003
Ford Research Fellowship, Southern Methodist University, 2003.
Liberty Foundation Grant, Dallas, TX., 2003, ’02.
Dean’s Excellence Award, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, 1998.
Golden Mustang Outstanding Faculty Award, SMU, 1997.
Meadows Research/Travel Grant, SMU, 1997.
Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award, Auckland, New Zealand, Judge’s Commendation, 1996.
National Endowment for the Arts, Mid American Arts Alliance Artist Grant, 1995.

One Person Exhibitions (’20-’04)

“Peter Beasecker: Past and Present,” List Gallery, Swathmore College, Swathmore, PA.

“Peter Beasecker: The Space Between,” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.

“Peter Beasecker: Recent Work,” AKAR, Iowa City, IA.

“Peter Beasecker: Recent Work,” Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas, TX.
“Peter Beasecker: Containers,” Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA.

Selected Two Person and Group Exhibitions (’20-’10)

“Time On/Time Off,” Red Lodge Clay Art Center Gallery, Red Lodge, MT., Peter Beasecker, Curator.
“Partners in Clay,” Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR., Dan Anderson, Curator.

“Clay Currents: The Wichita National Ceramics Invitational,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS., Ted Adler, Brenda Lichman, Curators.
“Celebrating Clay, 2019,” Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA., Bernadette Curran, Brad Johnson, Curators.
“Common Ground,” Clayscapes Gallery, Syracuse, NY., Peter Valenti, Curator.

“Architectural Vessels: Beasecker, Hopkins, Hirsch,” Art Center Gallery, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY., Holland Houdek, Curator.
“92 St. Y Fourth Annual Ceramic Studio Show/Sale,” New York, NY., Robert Silverman, Curator.
“Artist as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council On The Arts/New York State Foundations For The Arts Fellowship,” Dowd Gallery, SUNY Cortland.

“2017 State of the Art: Ceramics Invitational,” Giertz Gallery, Champaign, IL., Bill Griffith, Curator. (catalogue)
“Recent Acquisitions,” Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.
“Wichita National,” Rueben Saunders Gallery, Wichita, KS., Ted Adler, Curator.
“Imaginary Border: Ceramics as a Transcultural Language,” Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR., Marilu Rosenthal, Ted Vogel, Curators.
“Flux = RAD!”, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR., Brian Jones, Curator.
“La Mesa: Portland”, Santa Fe Clay, Portland NCECA, Invitational.
“Yunomi Invitational,” AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA., Invitational.
“Cedar Creek National Teapot Show X,” Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC., Invitational.

“Flower City Pottery Invitational,” Genesee Center for the Arts, Rochester, NY.,Richard Aerni, Matthew Metz, Peter Pincus, Curators.
“Karen Karnes: Old Church Pottery Invitational,” Demarest, NJ, Chris Gustin, Bruce Dehnert, Curators.
“SIP”, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA., Invitational.
“Cup: The Intimate Object X,” Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainsville, FL.
“La Mesa: Kansas City,” Santa Fe Clay, Kansas City NCECA, Invitational.
“100 Artist, 1000 Cups,” Philadelphia Clay Studio, NCECA Expo, Kansas City, KS., Invitational.
“Archie Bray Foundation: Resident and Visiting Artist Exhibition,” Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO., Invitational.
“UC VII Past Presenters Exhibition,” Arrowmont School of Art & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN., Invitational.

“Tea Show,” Anderson Ranch’s SOFA Chicago Special Exhibit, Doug Casebeer, Curator.
“The Simple Cup,” KOBO Gallery, Seattle, WA., Kevin Snipes, Curator.
“Flower City Pottery Invitational,” Genesee Center for the Arts, Rochester, NY., Richard Aerni, Matthew Metz, Peter Pincus, Curators.
“The Almighty Cup Show,” Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY., Invitational.
“Visiting Artist Exhibition,” Bray North Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT., Invitational.
“Pouring Arts Invitational 2015,” Narrows Art Center, Falls River, MA., Jim Lawton, Curator.
“La Mesa: Providence”, Santa Fe Clay, Providence NCECA, Providence, RI., Invitational.
“NCECA Gallery Expo, Gandee Gallery,” Providence NCECA, Invitational.

“Lineage: The Art of Mentorship,” Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY., Gail Kendall, Curator
“Embracing Function: Contemporary Approaches to the Utilitarian Vessel,” Tower Fine Arts Gallery,SUNY Brockport, Lori Mills, Curator.
“Year of the Pot,” Alabama Power Archive Museum, Birmingham, AL., Scott Brown, Curator.
“Cup: The Intimate Object VII,” Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL.
“Distilled Essences II,” Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL.

“Object Focus: The Bowl, Engage + Use,” Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR., Ayumi Horie, Curator.
“New Century Modern,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston & The University Galleries, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX., Michel Conroy, Mary Mikel Stump, Curators.
“Dwelling on the Gulf: Ceramic Artists Respond to the Architecture of Galveston,” Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, TX., George Bowes, Curator.
“21st Century Sketchbook,” Red Lodge Clay Arts Center, Red Lodge, MT., Invitational.
“Disaster, Relief, and Resilience,” Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC., Martina Lantin, Curator.
“Collective Energy: 20 Years of Workshop Artist at Lone Star College - North Harris,” Houston, TX.
“La Mesa, Houston,” Santa Fe Clay, Houston NCECA, Houston, TX., Invitational.
“Conspicuous Consumption: Utilitarian Ceramics,” College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas, City, TX., George Bowes, Curator.
“Longing For Repetition,” Carbondale Clay Art Center, Carbondale, CO., Heather Mae Erickson, Curator.
“North Carolina Potters Conference Exhibition,” Randolph Arts Center Gallery, Asheboro, NC.

“Tea for Two,” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM., Invitational.
“Valentine’s DAZE,” TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
“Culinary Adventures: A Ceramic Perspective,” The Sarofim School of Fine Arts Gallery,Southwestern  University, Georgetown, TX., Patrick Veerkamp, Lisa Orr, Curators.
“La Mesa: Seattle,” Santa Fe Clay, Seattle NCECA, Seattle, WA.
“Artstream Nomadic Gallery,” Seattle NCECA, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Utilitarian Clay Symposium Past Presenters, Jerry Drone Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN., Invitational.
“Pots at Rest,” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Curated, Brian Jones, Munemitsu Taguchi.
“Cup: The Intimate Object VII,” Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainsville, FL. Invitational.
“Twenty Fifth Anniversary Exhibition,” The Pottery Workshop Shanghai, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA., NCECA, Invitational.

“The Space Between Things,” Peter Beasecker & Ed Eberle, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
“6X6 Ceramics Invitational,” Amherst Street Gallery, New Hampshire Institute of Arts, Manchester, NH., Curated.
“Three Cups of Tea,” McComas Gallery, University of Mississippi, Starksville, MS., Invitational.
“American Pottery Festival: 20th Anniversary Edition,” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN., Invitational.
“SIP,” TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA., Invitational.
“La Mesa Santa Fe,” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM., Invitational.
“La Mesa @ NCECA,” Santa Fe Clay, Philadelphia, PA., Invitational.

Visiting Artist/Workshops (’20-’00)

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowwass, CO, ‘20, ‘00.
Anderson Ranch: Jamaica Workshop, New Hope, Jamaica, ‘18.
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT., ‘15.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, ‘16, ‘07, ‘04, ‘02.
Art Student League of Denver, Denver, CO., ‘16.
Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet, Dallas, TX, ‘07.
Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX, ‘09, ‘06.
Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX, ‘09.
Centro De Arte, Curaumilla, Chili, ‘18, ‘15, ‘13.
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, ‘15, ‘17, ‘13, ‘12.
CONTAF, Campinas, Brazil, ‘17.
Delhi Blue Pottery Trust, Delhi, India., ‘07.
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, ‘00.
Easton Pribble Visiting Artist Lecture, Munson William Proctor Museum of Fine Art, Utica, NY, ‘12.
Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry, India., ‘07.
Grossmont Community College, San Diego, CA, ‘01.
Hallmark Symposium Lecturer, University of Kansas, Lawrence, ‘05.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, ‘14, ‘03, ‘98.
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China, ‘03.
L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai, India., ‘07.
Maharaja Sayajiro University, Baroda, India., ‘07.
Miami University, Oxford, OH, ‘03.
Michigan Potters Association Bi-Annual Conference, Detroit, ‘03.
Mudflat Studios, Boston, MA, ‘00.
National Academy of Art & Design, Hangzhou, China, ‘03.
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, India, ‘07.
North Carolina Pottery Conference, Randolph Arts Guild, Ashboro, NC, ‘13.
North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington College, Bennington, VT., ‘18.
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, ‘01.
Penn State University Workshop, Palmer Museum of Art Lecture, State College, PA, ‘11.
Red Lodge Clay Arts Center, Red Lodge, MT., ‘20.
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, ‘01.
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, ‘16, ‘01.
Shakerrag Workshop, St. Andrews School, Sewannee, TN, ‘04.
Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, ‘03.
Sheridan College, Toronto, Canada, ‘13.
Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA., ‘17.
St. Mary’s College, Ft. Wayne, IN, ‘04.
SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY, ‘10.
SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY., ‘18.
Syracuse Potters Guild, Delvan Center, Syracuse, NY, ‘12.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, ‘09.
The 29th Alabama Clay Conference (Presenter), Birmingham, AL., ‘14.
University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK, ‘00.
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, ‘05.
University of Mississippi, Starksville, MS, ‘10
University of Missouri, Columbia, ‘03.
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, ‘15, ‘00.
University of North Texas, Denton, TX, ‘06.
University of Texas, Commerce, TX, ‘00.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA., ‘16.
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC., ‘12.
Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA, ‘02.
92 St. Y, New York, NY, ‘18, ‘02.


Archie Bray Foundation Permanent Collection, Helena, MT.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Permanent Collection, Gatlinburg, TN.
Barbara Okun Collection, Santa Fe, NM.
The Crocker Art Museum, Swidler Collection, Sacramento, CA.
Bovee Collection, Stonington, ME.
Caroline Cheng, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
Ceramics Monthly Permanent Collection, Columbus, OH.
Corning Community College Permanent Collection, Corning, NY.
David Gibson Collection, Dallas, TX.
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.
Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN.
International Workshop of Ceramic Art, Tokoname, Japan.
Jim Melchert Collection, Berkeley, CA.
Jingdezhen Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen, People’s Republic of China
The Kolvo/Sullivan Collection, Spokane, WA.
Lowell Greenwood Collection, Louisville, KY.
The Margaret Harlow Collection, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN.
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
The Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, N.C.
The Nora Eckles Museum, University of Utah, Logan, UT.
Renwick Gallery of The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Robert Pfannebecker Collection, Lancaster, PA.
The Rosenfield Collection, Dallas, TX.
Samuel and Eleanor Rosenfeld Collection, Washington, D.C.
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA.
Shein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY.
Southwestern University Permanent Collection, Georgetown, TX.
Tim and Nancy Hanley Collection, Dallas, TX.
Vicki and David Snyder Collection, Gallesto, NM.
World Ceramic Exposition Permanent Collection, Yoju, South Korea.

Articles Published (’20-’00)

Objective Clay Collective (, “Utilitarian Clay VI Symposium,” Content/Blog, 4/11.

Studio Potter, “Utilitarian Clay IV Survey,” June ‘05, Vol. 33, No. 2, p. 63.

Studio Potter, “Acknowledging Mentors,” June, ‘03, Vol. 32, No.1, pp. 19,20.

Bibliography/Works Illustrated (’20-’00)

“Clay Currents: The Wichita National Ceramics Invitational,” Exposure, Ceramics Monthly, Dec., p. 8.

“2017 State of the Art: Ceramics Invitational,” Gertz Gallery at Parkland College, Champaign, Ill. (Exhibition catalogue).
“Peter Beasecker: A Multi-Avenue Exploration,” Stephanie Guinan, Ceramics Monthly, January, p. 40 – 43.

“100 Artist, 1000 Cups,” Philadelphia Clay Studio, p. 33 – 35. Essays accompanying exhibition.

The Chautauquan Daily, July 3, p. 3.
The Chautauquan, Spring Edition, p. 18.
“The Meaning of Eating With All Senses,” Curaumilla Art Center, Chili, Video of Workshop highlights,, Beasecker and student interviews,

Bangor Daily News, 6/26, p. 14.

Philadelphia Inquirer, December 8, p. H6.
NCECA Journal, Vol., 34, p. 70, 71 & 162.
The Daily Gazette (Swarthmore College), November 11, p. 3.
Ceramics Monthly. January, Vol. 61., No. 1, p. 54-58.
Central New York Magazine, March/April, p. 59-65.
Alfred Magazine, Spring, 2013, p. 19.
Alazan Ceramics (, Functional Pottery Blog, June.

The Chautauquan Daily, July 5, p. 4.
NCECA Journal, Vol., 33, p. 82.
Tales of a Red Clay Rambler ( highlights-from-pottery.html), April.

The Daily Collegian (Penn State University), 11/16, p. 3.

THE magazine. April, Vol. XVII., No. VII, p. 40.
Ceramics Monthly. October, Vol. 58., No. 8, p. 33.
Ceramics Monthly. February, Vol. 50., No. 2, p. 22.
The Vase and Beyond: The Sidney Swidler Collection of the Contemporary Vessel. Crocker Art Museum Press, San Francisco, CA., p. 134.

Ceramics Monthly. December, Vol. 57., No. 10, p. 50-52.

Critical Ceramics re:VIEWS ( Forrest Snyder, 4/08.

Vegetable Soups From Deborah Madison’s Kitchen, Deborah Madison, Broadway Books/Random House, NY., pg. 162, 219.
Ceramics Monthly, “The Tei-Tei Project,” February, Vol. 54., No.2, p. 43-47.

Ceramics Monthly, September, Vol. 53, No. 7, p. 54, 55.
Studio Potter, June , Vol. 33, No. 2, p. 47.
Ceramophile, Schien-Joseph Museum of Ceramic Art Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 6.
The Austin Chronicle, Vol. 24, No. 36, May 6, p. 42.

Ceramics Monthly, December, Vol. 52, No. 10, p. 57.
Ceramics: Art and Perception, “Adapted to Condition: Recent Work by Peter Beasecker,” Philip Van Keuren, No. 55, 5/04, p. 3-7.
Dallas Morning News, Wednesday, 11/24, p. 14E.
Critical Ceramics, On-line Review,, 11/04.

Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 9, ‘03, Sec. F8, p. 1.
Clay Times, Nov/Dec., Vol. 9, No. 7, p. 23.
Maine Sunday Telegram, August 3, p. 1E.

“Taking Measure: American Ceramic Art at the New Millennnium,” World Ceramic Exhibition 2001 Korea, p. 15, Catalogue.
Ceramics: A Potters Handbook, Sixth Edition, Glen Nelson & Richard Burkett, Wadsworth/Thompson Learning, US, p.229.
“Studio Days 2001: A View of Contemporary Ceramics,” Chester Springs Studio, p. 8, Catalogue.
SMU Research, Vol. 8, 2001, p. 26.
Ceramics Monthly, January, Vol. 49, No. 1, p. 40.
Clay Times, January/February, Vol. 7, No. 1, p.23.

Clay And Glazes For The Potter, Daniel Rhodes and Robbin Hopper, Kraus Publications, Iola, WS., pg. 288, 304.
Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection, Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC., p. 181, Catalogue.
Atlanta Journal Constitution, June, 2000.
The Commerce Journal, Commerce, TX., Oct. 8, 2000, pg. 2A.
Clay Times, March/April, Vol. 6, No. 6, p. 48.