Peter Pinnell earned a BFA in art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (Alfred, NY) and an MFA in Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder. For the first 12 years of his career Pinnell made his living as a studio potter. Since 1995 he has been a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research includes the history, technology and aesthetics of ceramics, which informs both his creative work as well as his teaching. He has spoken on these topics at a number of major ceramics conferences, including NCECA and Utilitarian Clay. His writing and his work have appeared in Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, Clay Times and Ceramics Art & Perception.
This talk was made possible with the generous support of the Carmen Morton Christensen Endowment, the Department of Art & Art History, and the College of Fine Arts.