Peter Kuentzel

Peter Kuentzel was raised in the rural farm town of Winterset, Iowa. In 1963 he majored in art at Bakersfield College. He attended the University of Iowa for a B.A. Degree. At the end of his college years he found his passion for clay. He then taught on Long Island while working on a portfolio of ceramics. In 1972 he graduated from Claremont Graduate School with a M.F.A. under the guidence of Paul Soldner. He taught at Laguna Beach School of Art and the Des Moines Art Center before beginning a thirty-five career at Miami-Dade College.

He exhibits locally and nationally. Peter received three Individual Florida Artist Fellowships and a Southern Arts Federation/ Regional Fellowship. He had residencies at Tuscarora Pottery School, Nevada, Sun Valley Arts Center, Idaho, Mendocino Art Center, and Guldagergaard Skaelskor, Denmark.

He now works in his studio on Lopez Island, Washington.