peter karner


Peter's home and studio are located in central Denver, Colorado.  Working as a potter full-time, he produces six bodies of work a year.  Each body of work offers him the opportunity to explore new ideas and refine existing ones.  He's intrigued by the marriage of form and decoration to create work that is both timeless and modern. 

Peter works with stoneware.  His pots are thrown, thrown and altered, or hand-built.  To achieve visual depth in his patterns, he employs five elements.  Wax resist, latex, dipping, and brushwork- are applied to bisqued pots.  The pots are then high-fired in a heavy reduction atmosphere with the intent of trapping carbon in the base glaze.  It is trapped carbon that is the fifth and random element.  Each pot is designed to serve a functional purpose and is compatible with modern appliances. 

Colibri Gallery  - 17505 Monterey Rd. -  Morgan Hill, CA

(408) 776 - 3056