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.


RAFT Studio Support Grant, Dallas, TX’14
Faculty and Program Development Grant, Syracuse University,’14 - ‘10  
National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA), International Study Grant, Zhujiajiao, China,’03
Ford Research Fellowship, Southern Methodist University, ‘03.
University Research/Travel Grant, SMU,’07, ‘03, ‘97, ‘96.
Liberty Foundation Grant, Dallas, TX., ‘02,’03.
Presidents Partners Technology Grant, SMU, ‘06,’02,’00.
Dean’s Excellence Award, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, 1998.
Golden Mustang Outstanding Faculty Award, SMU, 1997.
Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award, Auckland, New Zealand, Judge’s Commendation, 1996.
NEA, Mid American Arts Alliance Artist Grant, 1995.

One Person Exhibitions (’15-’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 (’15-’05)

“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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2013                                                                                                                                                                    
“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.

“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.

“Potters as Sculptors, Sculptors as Potters,” La Mesa Community College, Tempe, AZ., James Ibur, Curator.
“La Mesa @ NCECA,” Santa Fe Clay, Tempe, AZ., Invitational.
“Cup: The Intimate Object VII,” Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainsville, FL. Invitational.
“Yunomi,” AKAR, Iowa City, IA., Invitational.

“Shared Journeys: American Art in China,” NCECA Traveling Exhibition, Shanghai, Jingdezhen, China, Invitational.
“The Artful Tabletop,” Lyndhurst, A National Historic Trust Site, Tarrytown, NY., Julia Galloway, Curator.

“Art Of The Pot,” Clayways Gallery, Austin, TX.
“Ceramic Modernism,” Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA.
“Stardust Memories: Fifty Years at Indiana University, Bloomington,” Huff Gallery, Spalding University, Louisville, KY.
“37th Annual Ceramic Exhibition,” Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, Whitewater, WI.
“La Mesa @ NCECA,” Santa Fe Clay, Louisville, KY.
“Contrast: Ceramic Explorations in Black and White,” Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
“Opposites Attract,” Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD., Currated, Nick Joerling.

“4 Sensibilities: Arbuckle, Beasecker, Lurie, McCormick,” Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art: SOFA Chicago, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
“Teaching Clay in Texas: An Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Educators in Texas, Meadows Gallery,” UT Tyler, TX.
“minimal/ist,” Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA.
“La Mesa,” Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Portland, OR.
“Resonance of Place,” North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, WA.

“Earthen Vessel II,” Baylor Museum, Waco, TX.
“Contemporary Functional Ceramics,” Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, IN.
“Fete 05 Tour de Clay,” NCECA Baltimore, MD.
“La Mesa,” Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Baltimore, MD.
“Cup: The Intimate Object IV,” Charlie Cummings Gallery, Ft. Wayne, IN.
“Blue Plate Special,” Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA.

Visiting Artist/Workshops (’15-’00)

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowwass, CO, ‘00.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, ‘07, ‘04, ‘02.
Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet, Dallas, TX, ‘07.
Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX, ‘06.
Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX, ‘09.
Centro De Arte, Curaumilla, Chili, ‘15, ‘13.
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, ‘12.
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, ‘00.
Easton Pribble Visiting Artist Lecture, Munson William Proctor Museum of Fine Art, Utica, NY, ‘12.
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.
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.
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, ‘01.
Penn State University Workshop, Palmer Museum of Art Lecture, State College, PA, ‘11.
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, ‘01.
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, ‘01.
Shakerrag Workshop, St. Andrews School, Sewannee, TN, ‘04.
Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, ‘03.
St. Mary’s College, Ft. Wayne, IN, ‘04.
SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY, ‘10.
Syracuse Potters Guild, Delvan Center, Syracuse, NY, ‘12.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, ‘09.
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, ‘00.
University of North Texas, Denton, TX, ‘06.
University of Texas, Commerce, TX, ‘00.
Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA, ‘02.
92 St. Y, New York, NY, ‘02.


Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Permanent Collection, Gatlinburg, TN.
Barbara Okun Collection, Santa Fe, NM.
Ceramics Monthly Permanent Collection, Columbus, OH.
Corning Community College Permanent Collection, Corning, NY.                                                                   
Crocker Art Museum, Swidler Collection, Sacramento, CA.                                                                     
David Gibson Collection, Dallas, TX.
Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN.
International Workshop of Ceramic Art, Tokoname, Japan.
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. Georgetown,TX.                             
Tim and Nancy Hanley Collection, Dallas, TX.                                                                                              
Vicki and David Snyder Collection, Gallesto, NM.                                                                                     
World Ceramic Exposition Permanent Collection, Yoju, Korea.

Articles Published (’15-’00)

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 (’15-’00)

Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec., 8, p. H6.                                                                                                      
Ceramics Monthly. January, Vol. 61., No. 1, p. 54-58.                                                                              
Alfred Magazine, Spring, 3013, p. 19.

THE magazine. April, Vol. XVII., No. VII, p. 40.
Ceramics Monthly. October, Vol. 58., No. 8, p. 33.
Ceramics Monthly. February, Vol. 58., 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.

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.