Beth Peterson - WingedBlue Arts

by Beth Peterson

Laced Rutile -- thrown pot with sprigged lacing

Laced Rutile -- thrown pot with sprigged lacing

Hi World!! I consider myself primarily an artist (I work in other media as well as clay). Clay is by far my preferred media, though. I *love* it!! My logo, a winged blue horse, symbolizes the rush and feeling of creative power and freedom I get when bringing an internal idea into two- or three-dimensional reality.

I currently am doing more functional work on the wheel, but also do a lot of handbuilding (usually slab building). The larger slab-built pieces are often decorated with paintings done using underglazes, slips and/or stains.

I have also done a lot of sculptural work, from miniatures to environmental sculpture. I really hope to get back to those roots this coming winter.... Too many ideas bound through my head for me to keep up with!! (Thank goodness for sketch journaling!)

I also write about clay for I had found writing about clay, talking with other potters around the world, and getting the chance to see some fantastic work I never would have seen otherwise almost as rewarding as working in my studio, myself!

Hurray for Clay!!

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Sep 01, 2015
Beth Peterson
by: Jessica summers

I like the valuable information you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I am quite sure I will learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

Apr 15, 2015
by: Anonymous

Beth can you please email me? I work at Live Oak High School in California. I have two special education students who admire your work and have a few questions to ask you. Thank you Catherine

Oct 08, 2014
Classic book on Japanese pottery now updated for today's potters!
by: Laura Shatzkin

Dear Beth,

I’m really excited to tell you about the new, revised edition of THE JAPANESE POTTERY HANDBOOK, Penny Simpson and Lucy Kitto’s beloved guide to the way pots are made in Japan. In addition to an updated, expanded text and a significant re-design, the book now includes Introductions by two leading figures in the pottery world: Ken Matsuzaki and Philip Leach.

I’d be delighted to send you a copy, and I hope you’ll help spread the word about this charming and important work.

Please let me know if you have questions or need anything else.

Best regards,

Laura Shatzkin
Kodansha USA, Inc.

Aug 25, 2011
Clay , my new interest
by: Mudaplenty

Hi Beth

I now want to live on your shoulder !!! lol
to see how you do these great clay creations

what a GREAT potter/writer/human being you are !

Im a native from Canada, made/replicated a pot from our culture . I have a source for clay in a stream, made the pot out of that clay, have no idea what kind of clay it is though, and said pot is not fired , im afraid to try to fire it , smile

there is (( SO )) much to learn ...
Ive been to your About dot com site its a
GREAT site very informative, thank you for the time you put in that site.
( Ive learned a lot there )

I recently was brought to a potters paradise,
a show of many potters works here in canada,
apparently the biggest in canada, called ..
(1001 pots) bought a (plant spike) now im all over the net trying to find out how to make one,
all im finding is water bottle combos, not what I want

trying to find what kind of pottery I want to do
on your site, Re: about d com

I havent gone over this site yet ... that should be eye candy im sure

peace / skennen

mud a plenty

Nov 18, 2010
Thanks Beth
by: Steve

Beautiful bowls. That Rutile is incredible.

P.S. Just to let everyone know, Beth writes for On the website she has shared a huge wealth of knowledge with the pottery community on a wide variety of subjects, an undertaking for which I, and potters everywhere, are very grateful!

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