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Peter Pincus

Assistant Professor
School of Art
College of Art and Design

Peter Pincus

Assistant Professor
School of Art
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, MFA, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

Currently Teaching

CCER-698
1 - 6 Credits
The Ceramics Internship will provide students with the option to work in the ceramics field. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll.
CCER-302
6 Credits
The purpose of this course will investigate the properties of the sculptural ceramic vessel to develop the student's personal aesthetic and visual thinking. Assigned projects will evoke the student's imagination and ceramic vocabulary through the relationship between concept, design, form, surface embellishment, and choice of firing methods and glazes. A systematic investigation of ceramic clays, raw materials, glaze materials, glaze composition, and glaze calculation will be presented in lecture and assignments. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CCER-887
0 Credits
The Ceramics Co-op will provide students with the option to work in the ceramics field or ceramics industry. Students may apply for co-op employment to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Ceramics co-ops must be approved and sponsored by a faculty adviser. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer). Permission of department required.
CCER-799
1 - 6 Credits
Ceramics Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Ceramics Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA **
CCER-699
0 Credits
The Ceramics Co-op will provide students with the option to work in the ceramics field or ceramics industry. Students may apply for co-op employment to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Ceramics co-ops must be approved and sponsored by a faculty adviser. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
CCER-599
1 - 6 Credits
Ceramics Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Ceramics students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Form to enroll.
CCER-499
0 Credits
The Ceramics Co-op will provide students with the option to work in the ceramics field or ceramics industry. Students may apply for co-op employment to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Ceramics co-ops must be approved and sponsored by a faculty adviser. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer). Permission of department required.
CCER-498
1 - 6 Credits
The Ceramics Internship will provide students with the option to work in the ceramics field. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll. Registration with co-op and placement office also required.
CCER-399
0 Credits
The Ceramics Co-op will provide students with the option to work in the ceramics field or ceramics industry. Students may apply for co-op employment to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Ceramics co-ops must be approved and sponsored by a faculty adviser. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
CCER-202
6 Credits
This course will introduce students to hand building and mold making techniques as a foundation to create sculptural ceramic vessels. Emphasis will be placed on designing, preparation, and execution of compositional elements in three-dimensional forms. Students will be encouraged to explore different methods and techniques to compete. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CCER-890
9 Credits
Ceramics Thesis Resolution is final course covering the advanced aesthetics and techniques of ceramics. Working from an approved topic of investigation for the Master's Thesis, students work independently and create a body of work supported by a written Thesis paper. In consultation with a selected graduate Thesis Committee, students plan, research, and develop a body of creative work for exhibition and review. This program is structured on the basis of the individual student's needs, interests and background preparation determined through research and faculty consultation. There will be a strengthening of ceramic techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. Student will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CCER-702
6 Credits
Ceramic Graduate Studio II is the second of a four-semester sequential class covering the advanced aesthetics and techniques of ceramics and culminating in the Master's of Fine Arts thesis. This program is structured on the basis of the individual student's needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. There will be a strengthening of ceramic techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. Student will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. This sequence leads to the Master's of Fine Arts thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CCER-502
6 Credits
This is the second of a two-semester course in which seniors will produce a project and must be able to offer evidence of qualification as a candidate for the baccalaureate degree to be approved by the faculty. The proposed body of work should develop self-expression and a personal direction in clay. The work should express the goals and ideas as well as the materials and processes that are stated in the proposal. Emphasis is on expression and technical foundation needed to establish the role of the body of work. The goal is to produce a coherent body of work of high standard which must be exhibited at a venue at the end of the school year. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CCER-201
6 Credits
This course will introduce students to wheel throwing techniques as used in functional ware. Emphasis will be placed on designing, preparation, and **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CCER-790
6 Credits
Ceramics Thesis Initiation is the third of a four-semester sequential class covering the advanced aesthetics and techniques of ceramics and culminating in the Master's of Fine Art thesis. Students will develop a topic of investigation for the Master's of Fine Arts thesis, select a graduate thesis committee, and begin the planning, research, and development of a body of creative work. This program is structured on the basis of the individual student's needs, interests and background preparation determined through research and faculty consultation. There will be a strengthening of ceramics techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. Student will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. This course is the prequel to the Master's of Fine Arts thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CCER-501
6 Credits
The first semester of the senior year is a continuation of the work begun in the junior year. The student’s proposal is to be defined and the work refined with discussion through faculty and group critique. The criteria relating to the evolving concept will be developed with studio involvement. Discussions relating to career choices, graduate and post graduate opportunities, job hunting, portfolio, resume writing, operating a studio, merchandising and business practices will coincide with studio work. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CCER-630
3 Credits
This is a class specifically designed for non-majors covering the fundamental techniques and aesthetics of working with clay. Topics covered include the forming techniques, clay mixing, basic properties of clay, glazing and firing techniques and fundamental understanding of historical and contemporary practices and applications. The course includes prescribed projects. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
STAR-250
3 Credits
The course will involve two disciplines collaborating to develop creative works focused on a particular theme or conceptual framework. STAR Collaborative Topics will students an exploratory and collaborative studio experience that will encourage and increase preparation for cross-disciplinary work in later years. Students will use concept, design and creative inquiry to gain familiarity with the breadth and scope of each medium involved, as well as the potential for mixed-media solutions. This course will also provide students with the initial skills needed in order to take more advanced courses within media-specific STAR-BFA options (ceramics, furniture design, glass, and metals and jewelry Design). Exact description of each topic offered will be determined by a faculty team and may have limited repeatability.
ILLS-209
3 Credits
Learners will build upon their experience in 3D Design I including materials, and building processes, while constructing the human figure. Sculpted figures will portray accurate human anatomic structure, inference of function, and balance.
CCER-530
3 Credits
This is a class specifically designed for non-majors covering the fundamental techniques and aesthetics of working with clay. Topics covered include the forming techniques, clay mixing, basic properties of clay, glazing and firing techniques and fundamental understanding of historical and contemporary practices and applications. The course includes prescribed projects based on the number of studio hours. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CCER-601
6 Credits
Ceramics Graduate Studio is the advanced aesthetics and techniques of ceramics and culminating in the Master’s of Fine Arts Thesis. The course is structured on the basis of the individual student’s needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. There will be a strengthening of ceramics techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. The student will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. This sequence leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. Lab fee is required.

Featured Work

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Pincus, Peter. New York Ceramics and Glass Fair. 18-21 Dec. 2018. Bohemian National Hall, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Form To Function II. 2 Feb. 2018. The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Crazy Beautiful. 8 Jun. 2018. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Vasa Vasorum. 8 Jun. 2018. Peter's Projects, Santa Fe, NM. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. The Diana Reitberger Collection. 29 Aug. 2018. Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Peter Pincus: Color and Form. 30 Aug. 2018. Baum Gallery, Conway, AR. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. ART SHINAN 2018 International Ceramics. 21 Sep. 2018. Qingdao Art Museum, Qingdao, China. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Flower City Pottery Invitational. 12 Oct. 2018. Flower City Art Center, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Peter Pincus: Chanelling Josiah Wedgwood. 10 Nov. 2018. Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Art Aspen - Represented by Duane Reed Gallery. 26 Jul. 2018. Aspen Ice Garden, Aspen, CO. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Design Miami - Represented by Wexler Gallery. 4 Dec. 2018. Art Basel, Miami. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. New York Ceramics and Glass Fair. Jan. 2017. Bohemian National Hall, N. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Represented by Wexler Gallery. Jan. 2017. FOG Design + Art, San Francisco, CA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Represented by Galeria-Impakto. Apr. 2017. Art Lima, Lima, Peru. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Hall of Mirrors (solo exhibition). Apr. 2017. Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. The Intended Effect. Jun. 2017. Galeria-Impakto, Lima, Peru. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Represented by Wexler Gallery. May 2017. Collective Design Fair, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Breaking the Mold. Aug. 2017. Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Represented by Wexler Gallery. Nov. 2017. The Salon Art + Design, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Small Works. Nov. 2017. Abel Contemporary, Paoli, WI. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Six Under Thirty Six (Group Exhibition). Jan. 2015. Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Accomplice (Solo Exhibition). Feb. 2015. Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Research, Scholarship and Creativity in CIAS. Feb. 2015. University Gallery, Rochester. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. NCECA Biennial. Feb. 2015. David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. A Ceramic Spectrum (Group Exhibition - curated by ASU CRC Director Garth Johnson). Mar. 2015. New Art Center, Newtonville, MA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Collective Design Fair (Represented by Wexler Gallery). Apr. 2015. Skylight Clarkson Square, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Chocolate (Solo exhibition). Jun. 2015. Akar Design, Iowa City, IA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Glazed and Diffused. Jun. 2015. Independent Art Projects / Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Solid Gold. Jan. 2015. Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Porcelain: Sandra Byers, Dolores Fortuna, and Peter Pincus. Jul. 2015. Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Upstste New York Ceramics Invitational. Jul. 2015. Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. CIAS Faculty Exhibition. Sep. 2015. Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. 88 (Solo Exhibition). Sep. 2015. studiokotokoto, San Diego, CA / online exhibition. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. SOFA Chicago (Represented by Wexler Gallery). Nov. 2015. Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Peter Pincus (Solo exhibition). Oct. 2015. Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. The Salon: Art + Design (represented by Wexler Gallery). Nov. 2015. Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. CeramATTACK. Dec. 2015. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Adam Field, Samuel Johnson, Peter Pincus. Oct. 2014. Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. American Pottery Festival. Sep. 2014. Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Sleep, In Spite of the Storm. Jul. 2014. Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Art Of The Pot. May 2014. Keith Kreeger Studios, Austin, TX. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. 2014 Yunomi Invitational. Apr. 2014. AKAR, Iowa City, IA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Occurance. Mar. 2014. NCECA Concurrent Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Three Perspectives. Feb. 2014. Trax Gallery, Berkley. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. A Show of Boxes. Jul. 2014. Artisan Gallery, Paoli. Exhibit.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Pincus, Peter. "Channeling Josiah Wedgwood." New York Ceramics and Glass Fair. NYSGF. New York, NY. 19 Jan. 2018. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Plaster prototyping." Summer Workshop Series. Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT. 10 Jun. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Pincus, Peter. "Guest Artist Lecture Series." Archie Bray Foundation. Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT. 13 Jun. 2018. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Channeling Josiah Wedgwood." Flower City Pottery Invitational. Flower City Art Center. Rochester, NY. 11 Oct. 2018. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Channeling Josiah Wedgwood." Project Art Lecture Series. Project Art. Cummington, MA. 9 Nov. 2018. Lecture.
Peter, . "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Workshop. Sheridan College. Toronto, Ontairo. 20 Jan. 2017. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Workshop. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. 5 May 2017. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Workshop. Choplet. New York, NY. 22 May 2017. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Plaster Prototyping." Summer Session #1. Haystack School for Crafts. Deer Isle, ME. 12 Jun. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Georgia State University. Georgia State University Ceramics Department. Atlanta, GA. 4, 5 Feb. 2015. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw State University Ceramics Department. Kennesaw, GA. 6 Feb. 2015. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Ball State University. Ball State University Art Department. Muncie, IN. 24, 25 Sep. 2016. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Morean Arts Center. Morean Center for Clay. St Petersburg, FL. 14, 15 Nov. 2015. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Form Follows Fashion." Anerican Pottery Festival. Northern Clay Center. Minneapolis, MN. 13 Sep. 2014. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter, Adam Field, and Samuel Johnson. "Demonstration Based Workshop." Color Symposium. Greenwich House Pottery. New York, New York. 14 Nov. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." West Virginia University Ceramics Department. West Virginia University. Morgantown, WV. 17, 18 Apr. 2014. Lecture.
Museum Collection Acquisition
Pincus, Peter. A Sibling System. Colored porcelain, gold luster. Fuller Craft Museum. (2018).
Pincus, Peter. Trio of Vessels V. Colored porcelain, gold luster. Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. (2017).
Pincus, Peter. Trio of Vessels VI. Colored porcelain, gold luster. Gardiner Museum (Canada). (2017).
Invited Article/Publication
Bartolovic, Richard Zakin and Fredrick. "Electric Kiln Ceramics, Fourth Edition." Electric Kiln Ceramics, Fourth Edition. (2015). Print.
Jacobson, Sebby Wilson. "Multifaceted." American Craft. Vol. 75 No.5. (2015). Print.