Active since 1972
A chemistry major in college, my life changed when I took a pottery class in 1972. I was immediately drawn to the sensuous, earthy strength and plasticity of clay. Pottery presented a combination of the practical and aesthetic that resonated with me. I was lucky enough to study with professional potters who were excellent teachers and role models.
In my journey as a potter I have found that I am most comfortable and stimulated working alone although I also enjoy collaborations. Most of my work is on the potter’s wheel, a traditional German kick wheel for smaller pots and a electric powered wheel for larger pots. Sometimes I hand build or combine throwing and hand building. My goal is to make forms that are both functional and imaginative. I enjoy the challenge of decorating pottery forms with drawing, painting and carving. The chemist returns as I formulate my own clay bodies, colors and glazes. Art Festivals have been a way to show my work and interact with others. I have traveled widely with my pots.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1972 Luther College, Decorah,Ia, Bachelor of Arts Degree
1975 South Bear Creek Art School, Highlandville, Ia. Study with Master
Potter Dean Schwarz
1975-1980 Peter Deneen Pottery, St. Paul, Mn, Apprenticeship and production
1976-1980 Pond Farm Pottery, Guerneville, Ca, Summer pottery school with
Master Potters Marguerite Wildenhain and David Stewart
1980-2017 Peder Hegland, Individual Studio Potter
Studio in Iowa City, Ia 1980-1983
Whitely Creek Pottery, Brainerd, Mn, 1983-1990, Studio and Gallery
Peder Hegland Pottery, Sartell, Mn, 1991-2017, Studio and Gallery
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