Peter Jadoonath is a teaching artist at Northern Clay Center and maintains a studio in Shafer, Minnesota. Constructing functional, narrative pottery with a sculptural presence is his focus. Peter says, “My intent is to create pots that are drawings and drawings that are pots”. Peter earned a B.F.A from Bemidji State University and has been the recipient of several honors including a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Project Grant, the Red Wing Pottery Collectors Society award, East Central Regional Artist Award and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and currently serves on the board for the Studio Potter.
I focus on making pots that are cartoons and cartoons that are pots. I tend to draw characters from daily life and mythology. The stories I build upon the pots can be mundane, trivial, fantasy, humorous, and bold. I’m interested in the uncomfortable comedy of life and I try to instill that in the narratives. My method of making the pots tends to wander, lately these days I’m focused on low-temperature soda and electric firings.
More information about Peter can be found at: peterjadoonathpottery.com