School of Art
Professor, Studio Arts (Ceramics)
Peter Beasecker was born in Toledo, Ohio, and received a B.S. degree from Miami University and an M.F.A. from Alfred University. He has been recognized for many years as a maker of quiet, elegant porcelain pots reflecting a studied and haptic sensibility.
Beasecker’s recent work has concentrated on “carriers,” dark stoneware vessels holding numerous porcelain cups or bowls. He also continues his porcelain work making simple plates, bowls, and vases.
Beasecker joined the faculty of the College of Visual and Performing Arts in 2009 as an associate professor. Prior to this appointment, he was a professor of art at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, since 1992. He has exhibited extensively in national and international venues, and his work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Mint Museum in North Carolina. He has been a visiting artist and workshop leader at more than 60 institutions, including Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Penland School of Crafts. Beasecker maintains a studio in Cazenovia, New York.