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Peter D’Ascoli has worked in both ceramics and medicine for over 40 years across the US. He is drawn to pottery because of the pleasure of touch. His ceramics includes thrown, hand built, functional and sculptural pieces. Peter’s work is meant to be approachable and available as well as carrying a message even if that message might be enigmatic at times.   Dr D’Ascoli’s current ceramic interest includes not only the ongoing coordination of utility and aesthetics but a growing interest in materials.

 

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Sixth Ring Ceramics takes online orders for curbside pickup and shipping through this website.

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Location

Northrup King Building

1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Studio 170
Minneapolis, MN
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Sixth.ring.ceramics@gmail.com

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Call 612-210-1957

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Yarn Bowls

These bowls hold a ball of yarn while allowing a single thread to come out the side.  An aid to keeping your yarn away from playful paws and other hazards.

Blue/yellow two-toned yarn bowl

Contrasting glazing on this bowl makes it stand out, while not catching on your yarn.

4.25″ tall x 6.75″ wide

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Two-toned Yarn Bowl

Celadon glazed yarn bowl.

5 ” tall x 7.5 ” wide

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Vases, Bottles and Jars

These are a collection of items most of which could be used to hold flowers. They all can stand on their own without a floral addition as well.  Bottles will hold liquid and are food safe.

Jar with tight lid SOLD

Matte black finish on jar that easily sits on a dresser to hold odds and ends. Approximate height 6 inches.

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Red lined bottle

The narrow neck would look stunning with a single rose.

7 ” tall x 5.5″

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Small Vase

Simple vase. It has potential for those small hands that bring flowers in from the yard.

4.5 ” tall x 3.75″wide

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Red lined vase

it’s a vase

6 ” tall x 3.75 “

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Dinner Sets for Special Order

Individually thrown and glazed; results will vary.

Dinner Sets

Each dinner set is made custom to your specifications.  Possible options include dinner plates (up to 12″), salad plates (up to 8″), soup bowls, pasta bowls, stemless wine glasses, and tumblers. Price range varies with number of place settings and number of pieces in each place setting.

Because these are a custom product, they are listed as back ordered.  Please contact sixth.ring.ceramics@gmail.com to work out details and place an order.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Price TBD

Another Dinner Set

Each dinner set is made custom to your specifications.  Possible options include dinner plates (up to 12″), salad plates (up to 8″), soup bowls, pasta bowls, stemless wine glasses, and tumblers in addition to serving bowls and platters. Price range varies with number of place settings and number of pieces in each place setting.

Because these are a custom product, they are listed as back ordered.  Please contact sixth.ring.ceramics@gmail.com to work out details and place an order.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Price TBD

Wine Tumblers

Elegant stemless wine glasses.  Individually thrown and glazed; results will vary. Custom orders in small or large quantity on request.

Wine Tumbler, semi-matte, pair

Matched pair of stemless wine glasses with black matt finish. 6 oz pour.

3.25 ” tall x 3.5″ wide

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White wine tumbler

A single stemless for that heart healthy glass of red. Approximately 6 oz pour.

2.75 ” tall x 3.75 “

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Graspable tumblers

These are three different variation for drinking vessels on the same theme of a comfortable feel in the hand as well as the lip for drinking.  Glazing using spraying technique for gradations in color. Price varies with quantity purchased.

Graspable tumblers Group 1

This set of drinking vessels have a comfortable hand and lip feel. blue to brown sprayed glaze exteriors. Two left. Sold as a pair or individually. 8 oz pour.

3.75″ x 3.75″

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Graspable tumblers Group 2

Group of three tumblers with persimmon liner glaze and a sprayed on red persimmon variation exterior that gives a deep red.  8 to 10 oz pours.

4″tall x 3.25″ widest

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Graspable Tumblers Set 3

This group of 7 tumblers can be purchased in various quantities. Liner is a green variation on a Persimmon Glaze with two glazes sprayed over exterior giving a subtle blue green color to brown variable exterior.  12 oz pours.

3.25″ to 3.75″ tall x 4″ to 4.5″ wide

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Bowls

These are large bowls.  They are meant for serving, mixing or display of food.  Some are particularly strong statements of their own, as they reference social ideals from a show titled “Arc of the Moral Universe”.

Celadon crackled spiral bowl (large)

Use of a white slip over the clay gives the celadon glaze subtle interior variations.  Fruit display could be elegant.

3.75″ tall x 8.25″dia

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Celadon crackled spiral bowl (small)

Celadon glazing over spiraling white slip with glaze crackling interior is striking.

3″ tall x 7.75″ dia

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Bound together in a common humanity mixing bowl set

As a part of the exhibit on the Moral Universe, this 3 bowl set represent communities “roped ” in this together.  Deep red interior.  Based on an interpretation of late 19th-early 20th Century mixing bowls.  Sold as a set.  Individual sales possible.  Contact Peter at Sixth RIng Ceramics for a discussion of separate pieces.

5.5″ tall x 11.5″dia; 4.25″ x 9″dia; 3″tall x 7.5″ dia

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Roped Rim large bowl

The dark ochre clay exterior is contrasted with the deep blue interior, highlighted by the oversized “rim handle”.

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Compassion bowl

Large bowl with liner subtly inscribed with “COMPASSION”.  Dark Ochre clay blue lettering.  From the exhibit “Moral Universe” with the thought of compassion in the everyday of the present.

4.75″ tall x13.5″ dia

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Hope Bowl

Large bowl with outside subtly inscribed with “HOPE”.  Dark Ochre color.  From the exhibit “Moral Universe” with the hope of imagining a better future.

4.5″ tall x 12″ dia

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Red lined ochre bowl

Large serving bowl with a deep red interior, raw clay exterior.

5″ tall x 11.25 ” dia

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Globally shaped pots

These are part of a series exploring a particular type of pot coming from a Japanese influence.  These turn out to be visually and tacitly comfortable shapes.

Matte black globe bowl

A spherical shape without a sheen, Japanese inspired. Comfortable to hold and behold.

4.75″ tall x 6.5″

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Japanese inspired large globe pot

This blue globe shaped piece can be eye catching on an entry table.

7″tall x 8.25″

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Global Pot, Japanese inspired, small

Small round piece, comfortable to hold and behold.

4.5″ tall x 5″

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How Dave could make such a life, When race was rife with strife?

Homage to Dave the slave potter (Dave Drake)

Some years ago I was gifted a book, Carolina Clay by Leonard Todd, after doing a workshop in South Carolina.  The book was an historical story, piecing together what is known about an accomplished slave potter known as Dave. He is remembered due to his literacy, skill and the short couplets and statements he inscribed on his large functional pots. There is a connection across centuries, social status and race that I felt reading about Dave.  This is my homage to a relatively unknown skilled functional potter who used the power of language to enhance his work in a time when that was dangerous.

20″ tall x 21″ widest

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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