Thursday, July 3, 2014

About David Peters

David is looking to identify ways in which he can sustain himself as a maker, given the reality of his current process which involve local materials and wood-firing, both of which are time consuming and physically taxing.  David proposed to research new methods that would enable him to streamline parts of his making process, which includes the experimentation with the use of 3-dimensional CAD programs to help virtually load kilns (to maximize loading), as well as other technologies. 

Throughout his grant year, David will travel to two artists' studios to learn their particular means of employing technology into production methods.  David has plans to work with potter Mark Pharis of Roberts, WI (who uses RAM press technology) and potter Forrest Lesch Middelton of the Bay area, California (who uses a pug mill extruder).  David recently received his graduate degree from Montana State University at Bozeman.