Doug Peltzman is a studio potter living and working in Shokan, New York. He makes one-of-a-kind handmade porcelain and earthenware pottery for the kitchen and home. Doug's pieces incorporate a wide variety of influence, which take the form of highly crafted functional and decorative objects.

The Artist   •   The Studio   •   The Process

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

He has had the honor of being both a juror and curator of national exhibtions. Doug has taught workshops at many art centers and universities across the U.S, including Arrowmont, Peters Valley, Goggleworks, Davis & Elkins College, UNT, SUNY New Paltz, The Clay Studio, and The Art School at Old Church. Doug is also a founding member of Objective Clay. His pottery has been featured in many 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."