Ryan Peters

Guest Artist at Milwaukee Blacksmith


Ryan Peters, a small batch studio potter, has had his hands in clay since 2003. Known for his bold design work, he uses a tape resist technique to apply geometric designs to all sorts of forms, both decorative and functional. A majority of his work is now created in the electric kiln, but his roots were in alternative firings, the Raku firing process.

After graduating high school in 2007, he attended UW-Whitewater for a year, in pursuit of an Art degree. When the system stood in the way, he decided to pursue his professional career in pottery and opened his first storefront in November 2008, in Historic Downtown Waukesha. He sat on the board of the Waukesha Art Fest for 5 years, and was an active member of the Waukesha West End Artists.

Ryan has participated in art fairs across the state, and has shipped his work worldwide through his online Etsy shop. He has been the guest artist at UW-Platteville, as well as MIAD, and several high schools in southeastern WI. Other than throwing demos, he also travels to schools with his Raku set up and hosts workshops for students to experience the process.

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