Doug Peltzman is a potter living and working in Shokan, NY. His overarching goal as a maker is to craft ceramic objects that tell a story and serve as a conduit for conversation, interaction, and celebration. He creates utilitarian objects to bring focus to the intimate intersection between art and life.

The Artist   •   The Studio   •   The Process

Doug is actively exhibiting his work, as well as teaching workshops both locally and nationally.

Doug Peltzman was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He is a lifelong skateboarder and has been making pots since 2003. Since graduating with his MFA from Penn State in 2010, he established a pottery studio with his wife, Pam, in Shokan, NY. He is a father to three young children, a dedicated husband, and a full time studio potter. He has had the honor of being both a juror and curator of national exhibitions and has taught workshops at many art centers and universities throughout the United States. Doug is a founding member of Objective Clay and creator/organizer of the Hudson Valley Pottery Tour. His work has been featured in many national publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country.

Studio Potter, Doug Peltzman Pottery


Adjunct Professor of Ceramics, Hartford Art School


Adjunct Instructor of Ceramics, Auburn University


MFA in Ceramics, Penn State University


BFA in Ceramics, SUNY New Paltz

The studio is located in Shokan, nestled in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, and open year round by appointment.


Soldner S100
Creative Industries JR


Bailey 4227-10
Skutt KS1027
AIM 88

Other Equipment

Peter Pugger 30 Ton Hydraulic Press
SHIMPO Slab Roller
Peter Pugger VPM-7SS Pug Mill
Lightbox Setup

"I have always let my daily observations find their way into my work. I break things down to their essence (line) and make abstract references of things that inspire me."