David Peters is a ceramic artist who digs and processes his own clay. He carefully merges the historical and contemporary in his ceramic objects. David uses CAD-CAM processes for sketching, planning, and developing forms which are fired in his hand built wood-fire kiln in Bozeman, MT.
The client requested a publication for his M.F.A. exhibition and something he could also send to his gallery that would give collectors some access to his production process. He felt that his work would be more valuable if collectors understood the physically-demanding and time-intensive processes he uses to create his work.
Our client’s work has its own voice, but his process is intense and we felt that the ceramic pieces needed a narrative to make it more relevant for collectors of non-ceramic objects. We did not want a linear narrative to explain his work, but rather glimpses of the beauty and depth that goes into making each piece. For this project we produced our own content, including photographs, written word, and typographic illustrations. The booklet itself is layered and nontraditional, allowing pages to be shifted and rearranged, giving viewers a chance to engage and make their own associations and interpretations.