Peter Andersson is a practising ceramic artist working in Adelaide, South Australia. Peter's initial training was at McLaren Vale Pottery and then at Cherryville Studios in the Adelaide Hills in 1977/78. He then completed a 12-month traineeship at the Jam Factory in 1979/80 under Jeff Mincham. Upon the completion of the traineeship, he left to establish his own studios and from 1981 to 2002 he operated various studios within South Australia.
In 1989, he was appointed Head of Ceramics Studio at JamFactory. He then returned to his own studio to continue his practice up until the end of 2002 after which he ceased his practice for the next twelve years. Eventually, the desire to make pots again lead to the start of building a new studio and kiln at his home in Parkside, Adelaide in 2013.
His work has been collected by various national galleries as well as numerous private collections nationally and internationally. Throughout his career, he has presented workshops for various potter groups in Adelaide and has taught both leisure classes and certificate courses for TAFE. He has recently taught glaze development as part of JamFactory's Short Course Program.
Throughout his time as a maker of pots, there has been a deep understanding and respect of his chosen material, clay, and through it, the exploration of form, surface and colour variously taking his cues from different cultures and at times from the natural world, in particular Australia's vast rugged deserts. Allied to that has been a fascination with surface and glazes which has led to both informal and formal research and learning which has always informed each body of work that he has embarked on.
Come and join JamFactory Wednesday Talk with Peter Andersson on Wednesday, 31 May 2023, starting from 12.25 pm to 1 pm at UniSA - Jeffrey Smart Building, 243 Hindley Street, as he will discuss his latest work, his passion for arts and anything in between. Please register your attendance here
. Peter Andersson will also be exhibiting in Ceramic Society at JamFactory in Gallery 2 from 5 May to 9 July 2023.