Sun, 09/09/2012 – Sun, 12/02/2012

Payne Hurd Gallery

William Tersteeg’s one-of-a-kind ceramic sculptures are wheel thrown or slab built, then altered and incised to create environmental motifs and images. They are hand glazed and multifired in the raku method, which allows for a broad range of subdued color, purified by fire. The result is an object intended to encourage reflection and introspection.

Tersteeg has lived and worked in northeastern Pennsylvania for the past forty years, where he recently retired as Professor of Ceramics at Keystone College in LaPume. His pieces are included in private and corporate collections and the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse and have been exhibited at the Everhart Museum in Scranton and most recently in the Pennsylvania Craft Inaugural Exhibition at the State Museum in Harrisburg. Tersteeg’s Crystal Earth Studio is located in Dalton, PA.


William Tersteeg, Seed of Life, 2005, raku, copper tube, wood.