Peggy Quinn, Studio Potter
Peggy’s work is primarily wheel thrown, often with hand modeled additions and handles that add an imaginative and very distinctive style. Many of her pieces feature the natural world in the form of hand painted motifs and sculptural additions or carvings. Her pottery is also heavily influenced by simple elegant pottery forms from China. Likewise, the glazes tend to be elegant and subtle. Her glazes are all mixed from the potter’s raw materials offering a quiet elegance that tend to enhance the forms themselves. Peggy’s studio is located in East Springfield Pennsylvania in her backyard pole barn.
Peggy Quinn creates functional and decorative pottery from her studio in East Springfield, PA. She learned her craft at Edinboro University with a BFA in Ceramics and furthered her study with Graduate work in Asian Art History. She has held many jobs in the ceramic field while in California including production potter for two companies and Clay and Glaze specialist for a Ceramic Manufacturing plant. She also worked at the Chinese Culture Foundation in San Francisco in their Asian Art Gallery. She now creates her pottery from her rural Pennsylvania surroundings. Recently she was awarded a $2000 Creative Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program Grant from Erie Arts and Culture. In Erie she shows her work at Kada Gallery and in Pittsburgh she has work at Contemporary Craft.