Each piece of raku pottery crafted by Peter Alsen is a one of a kind piece. Kiln fired with a special technique gives this piece a look that will set it apart from any other pottery in your collection. Due to the one of a kind nature of each piece, they are all different. The general shape will be the same, but some details may differ when shipped.
It takes creative vision and a skilled hand to turn a lump of clay into ceramic form and function.
When we think of pottery, we usually imagine dinner plates, handsome pasta bowls or beautifully glazed casserole dishes. But what inspiration guides the hand that makes whimsical, flirtatious clay animals like those made by potter Peter Alsen?
“The animals have almost taken over,” Alsen says during a phone interview from his studio in Idleyld Park. “It’s about 80 percent of what I make now, but I like doing something different than what other potters do.”